ABC is Looking into Making That STAR WARS TV Series
Remember that Star Wars: Underworld TV series that George Lucas was working on? Well it looks like ABC is looking into possibly producing it! ABC entertainment president Paul Lee told EW...
We’d love to do something with Lucasfilm, we’re not sure what yet. We haven’t even sat down with them. We’re going to look at [the live-action series], we’re going to look at all of them, and see what’s right. We weren’t able to discuss this with them until [the acquisition] closed and it just closed. It’s definitely going to be part of the conversation.
Now one of the reasons the series never went into production was because it would have been too expensive to produce because they wanted top of the line special effects for every episode. Former producer Rick McCallum previously explained,
The situation we have is that each episode – or if you put two hour long episodes together – is bigger than any film we’ve ever done. It’s on the Avatar level and we’ll only have about $5-6 million we can spend on each episode.
I hope if ABC decides to take it on that they honor that vision. The series already has 50 hours of script written, and it's been described as The Godfather and Deadwood in space. They are very adult oriented stories, and if ABC decides to move forward with the series I hope it turns out as badass as it could be.
McCallum also called the scripts the most “provocative, bold and daring material that we’ve ever done.” That's the show I want to see! Do you think ABC would do it?