Thanks to the success of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC is getting more serious about bringing the long awaited Star Wars TV series to life. The original series being developed was called Star Wars: Underworld. It was described in previous interviews as a dark gangster drama like The Godfather, as Deadwood in space with mob bosses and bounty hunters, and as "The Empire Strikes Back on steroids." Unfortunately, that dark and brooding tone might not be the version we see.
According to Blue Sky Disney, "it might not be the dark brooding adventure that was described. There is talk going on, but nothing definite yet as to what a new series could entail. In fact, it may not even happen in the time it was originally set. Again, preliminary talks are still going on so many things could change but right now there's a debate as to whether or not a television show would take place in between the Prequel Trilogy and the Original Trilogy, or should they go forward with a series that's between the Original Trilogy and the Sequel Trilogy. This way they could play on the new mythos this new trilogy is creating."
This change isn't really surprising because of the fact that Disney will be developing the series. They will most likely keep it at a light, PG-13 level. The report goes on to say that, "the narratives being discussed right now go back between making a series out of the stories they originally got written which will be set at the dawn of the Empire, or creating a whole new set of adventures after the destruction of the Galactic Empire set at the dawn of the New Republic."
There were already 50 completed one hour scripts ready to go. It would really be a shame and a waste of time and talent if those got trashed. I really hope they end up going with the series that was being developed, but it's looking less and less likely.