I remember a couple years ago Lucasfilm was talking about putting together a live action Star Wars TV series but I have not heard anything about it really until today when I find out they are casting for it. I actually never thought it would happen, I never thought I would see it. The last thing I heard about the TV show was that they would start production until they had 50 scripts under their belt. Now that they are casting I assume the 50 scripts have been written and Lucasfilm is ready to rock n' roll.
MTV reports that during a press junket for the Alex Proyas film 'Knowing' one of the stars Rose Byrne let the cat out of the bag that Lucas is casting a good amount of actors to join the show. Byrne who played Dorme in Attack of the Clones said that “A lot of my friends have been auditioning for it,” So there it is the Star Wars TV Show is actually going to happen!
I am a huge fan of Star Wars and even though I had major problems with episodes 1, 2, and 3 I am still excited for the TV show. I even watch the animated Clone Wars with my kids. But this show sounds like it is going to be pretty good, I have a feeling it will end up being better than the last 3 Films to come out.
According to Lucas, the show will focus on minor characters from the saga and be set in the time period between “Revenge of the Sith” (Episode III) and the original “Star Wars” (Episode IV). The action will follow the Rebel Alliance as it slowly gains strength against the Empire. There will be Stormtroopers, but no Jedi or Darth Vader will appear on screen. As he did with the “Clone Wars” series, Lucas will write and shoot an entire year’s worth of episodes before looking for a cable channel on which to air the series. Because he can do that. Lucas has also described it as “Deadwood meets The Sopranos in space” and that it will be darker, grittier, and more character based. I have also heard that there will be several cameos from other major Star Wars characters.
Since casting has just begun and he wants to shoot an entire years worth of episodes before he airs them we have quite a long ass way to go. But, as a fan it is cool to see that this is actually going to get made.