Star Wars Live Action Series

I'd like to see a story about the guy that gave to order not to fire on the shuttle that R2D2 & C-3PO were in. I bet he felt pretty stupid when the empire was overthrown because of that. Unless he got blown up in one of the deathstar explosions of course.

it would be a pretty short story that i guess would end in a force choke:csad::hehe:
I don't know about Mara Jade being in it. Unless they drop major hints as to why she is important. It would almost just be a nod to EU fans.
I think Jabba may be too big of a character to use as a focus if they don't was 'major' characters. jabba is pretty iconic. I always saw it as people like Luminara (I know they won't have jedi in it). A character that is there in the movies but is in the background basically lineless.

my idea is that they may go around the universe. A character from Naboo to show how the empire affected it. A character from Bespin. A character from Tatooine (here i think is where jabba could get a small role). A character from Alderaan. A character from the coruscant slums...i could go on...

However we really don't know what is in Lucas' head beyond what he says.
I would think Mara's relatively low recognizability would be a great reason to use her. They'd have the freedom to develop her as a character instead of just "Luke's future wife."
You cant possibly have a live action Star Wars show and NOT use Grand Admiral Thrawn.

You just CAN'T!
This show seems so natural to make, to me. Lightsaber fx are done cheaply all the time, it seems. Early Empire is an untapped place... how do you live in such a galaxy, y'know, without a rebellion, with just this slow realization that things aren't as beautiful as the Emperor has promised.
i have bought both cartoon DVDs: Clone Wars Vol 1 & Vol 2. and they were ok.
but i feel like i've seen enough of the Clone Wars stuff, by now. i was disapppointed to find out that the movie coming out is also gonna be about The Clone Wars. i don't care about it anymore. and i don't care about seeing animated crap on the big screen. i never have, other than early 90s Disney cartoons. but i was in highschool back then.
so anyway, i'm not excited about this Clone Wars movie coming out. i'll probably go see it, but under protest.

and the live action tv series... again, it's more Clone Wars ****. nobody cares about that stuff! i feel like Lucas keeps us stuck in a non-progressional time period. i mean, i was never in favor of a prequel trilogy, because that's all in the past. and i never wanted to be stuck learning new things during the time between ep3 and ep4. why is he wasting our time and his time, with this crap?
what the general consensus of Star Wars fans wants to see is some movies that take place AFTER ep6. some forward progression in the timeline. it's only natural. not some backward prequel crap.
Well, I for one wanted to see and why Anakin became Vader...

I liked the idea Lucas came up with but he should have written it a little better.
When will they have a series or movies that takes place after episode 6?
I think the company line is "never." They'd have to recast everyone and that's always a risky proposition. Plus, that era is covered pretty heavily in novels and other stuff.
To see a back story on Maul in live action would be awesome.

Ask and ye shall receive...


...something. It's good to hear real movement on the TV show.
I always wanted a Knights of the Old Republic era live action show.

A chance to see how the Sith begun would have been great.
The Sith began way before Knights of the Old Republic. But I'd love to see just about anything more from the KotOR era myself.
I always wanted a Knights of the Old Republic era live action show.

A chance to see how the Sith begun would have been great.

Would love to see some KOTOR stuff they could use the comics or the game and I would be happy.

Any recent news on this?
I havent heard anything new, i'm thinking this wont come out until at least 2012. I'd love to be wrong though :cwink:
Still excited for this. I like the sound of where this is going.
i like the idea of vader and emporer mentioned but not seen, perhaps bobba fett getting revenge for the death of his father, hunting jedi.
There’s been some misinformation and misinterpretation bouncing around of late, in respect of the Star Wars live-action TV series. I can’t have been the only one who, seeing George Lucas pop up on the BBC’s coverage of the Grand Prix today, hope that they’d grill him to set the record straight. They didn’t. They spoke to him about the weather.

The best info comes from Rick McCallum, producer of the prequels and the in-development show, in conversation with Czech Position. Recently, McCallum and Lucasfilm shot Red Tails in the Czech Republic, so the question arose about using the same resources and stages for the planned Star Wars show:

Oh, absolutely. This would be one of the primary places because of the talent…

But when? He went on:

The TV series is on hold, but that has nothing to do with the Czech Republic; it has to do with [the episodes being] so ambitious.

And McCallum also clarified the nature of this ambition:

We have 50 hours of third-draft scripts, but the problem we have is there is a lot of digital animation; we don’t have the technology yet to be able to do them at a price that is safe for television. Since we would be financing them, it would be suicide for us to do this… So we are going to wait three or four years.

Though McCallum does fear that, by then, TV may have become nothing more than a morass of reality shows. At least he says he fears that, but does anybody really believe it’s going to get so bad that drama will disappear from the networks completely?

Not that the networks seem like an ideal home for this particular show. The way McCallum pitches it, the series sounds an awful lot like a strand of The Wire, just a long time ago and in a galaxy far away:

Basically, it is 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 a group of underground bosses who live there and control drugs, prostitution.

Star Wire it is, then. And if we want to see it, all we have to do is boycott Dancing With The Stars and its ilk for four years.

Wow, this sounds pretty dark. I like it. Too bad we have to wait another 4 or 5 years to see it.
I noticed that one of the writers from Doctor Who has supposedly contributed to the series. I'm interested to see what other writers have been assembled.

The bad news for fans eagerly anticipating the live action "Star Wars" series is that not much has changed since word broke last June that the massive production is currently on hold, awaiting costs to drop to a point that will make the FX-heavy undertaking financially feasible. Producer Rick McCallum is hoping that won't be too far off, however, and today told IGN that the show even has a working title: "Star Wars: Underworld."

"It's underneath what's going on," he reiterated about the series' focus, "It's the criminals and the gangs. The guys who are running Wall Street, basically. The guys who are running the United States."

Even if the series is a few more years away, McCallum says there's no risk in the scripts become dating and that the delay can only make the show stronger.

"They're timeless," he explains. "They take place between Episode III and Episode IV. That 20 year period when Luke is growing up. It's not about Luke, but it's about that period when the Empire is trying to take things [over]."

You can check out IGN's full video interview in the player below:

I'm always skeptical with Lucas and his stuff anymore but I hope they do a good job with this. I really hope they do focus a little bit on some of the Jedi being hunted down. I love hearing about the rise of the empire. But I really hope they get great screen writers and directors that will do lots of sets and practical, and really get good actors.
If it was the guys working on the Clone Wars i'd be all for this...but if Lucas is writing...i'm not so sure.
Wow... surprised I never noticed this thread before. Now, for my five cents...

Personally, I think setting the series between Episodes III and IV is a step in the wrong direction since canonically, Jedi characters can't feature in it since they were wiped out in Episode III. The problem with this is that the Jedi are the main draw of the Star Wars universe without which would pretty much render it a generic sci-fi setting.

Instead, I think having the series set before Episode I or after Episode VI. To me, the latter holds more story potential. Much rebuilding needs to be done and war heroes now find themselves wading through a very different battlefield. It raises the question if good soldiers make good leaders/politicians. What do you do with former Imperial supporters? How far down the line do you punish for war crimes? Then, there's of course the matter of all the Force-sensitives coming out of the woodwork - many of whom untrained, even unaware of their gifts; possibly even unwittingly abusing them.

Moreover, an added bonus for setting the show after Return of the Jedi is that the show can use established characters (namely Luke, Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca) as a way to draw in viewers, since a sci-fi television series has historically been a very niched market with a small, limited audience. Using a franchise (Star Wars) and characters that the general viewing audience recognise would be the safest way of drawing them in.

As for the technology, the only reason I can think of for it to be cost prohibitive is if the show intends to feature lots of space battles. If it's just for background settings, a lot can be achieved by using set pieces and locations which are then modified in post-production; as seen in fantasy shows such as Game of Thrones. Moreover, perfect special effects are not needed as long as the writing is good enough to pick up the slack to immerse the audience.
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