Evening folks! According to an article on www.swtorstrategies.com Star Wars producer, Rick McCallum, has commented on the future of a Star Wars television series. McCallum was quoted in an interview with the Czech Position saying,
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. 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 [now]. So we are going to wait three or four years.
McCallum continued to give more details about the shows plot saying,
It takes place between episodes three and four, when Luke Skywalker was growing up as a teenager, but it has nothing to do with Luke… 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 [about] a group of underground bosses who live there and control drugs, prostitution.
Okay, four or five more years for a Star Wars t.v. series? I can wait, but hopefully Lucas will learn from awesome cable shows like Rome and Spartacus and make an amazing story free from network influence.