Just after thinking, "I don't know why anyone would be excited for this," I immediately came back with, "What are you talking about, you'd totally watch a live-action Star Wars television show."
Yes, even though the last three films were, for lack of a better word, uninspired and George Lucas hasn't had a hand in anything worthwhile since before I was born (not exaggerating) I'd still probably tune in to watch the saga continue... or more accurately, be fleshed out. Why would I end up tuning in? Because it's Star Wars and I just can't help myself (although I will not be seeing the 3D re-release of the films because, well, that's just lame).
In the latest piece of of news, The Czech Position caught up with Star Wars Episodes I-III producer Rick McCallum who had some pretty choice quotes about the potential sci-fi series. Apparently, they have over 50 one-hour episodes already scripted but cannot proceed because the special effects would currently be too cost prohibitive for television.
The producer is hopeful that in three to four years, they will be able to proceed with the series, which is set between the two trilogies (so after Revenge of the Sith and before A New Hope). Even though it takes place during Luke's teen years, he would not appear as a character in the show which McCallum described as "like The Godfather; it's the Empire slowly building up its power base around the galaxy, what happens in Coruscant, which is the major capital, and it's [about] a group of underground bosses who live there and control drugs, prostitution."
Are you in for televised round of Star Wars? Like I said before, despite all inclination to reject it, I would probably end up watching. That being said, if it doesn't deliver the goods, I could see myself bailing faster than the Millennium Falcon completed the Kessel Run.
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