Star Wars TV Show is Not Dead, Lucasfilm President Says
"We may very well develop those things further."
Back when George Lucas was still in charge of Lucasfilm, plans were being developed for a Star Wars TV show that would bridge the gap between the prequels and the original trilogy. When Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 and announced their intention to make more films, the show was presumed dead. Now Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has revealed that this might not be the case.
Slashfilm spoke to Kennedy at a recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens press event, where the executive was asked if the TV show was no longer an active project.
"No, interestingly enough, that's an area we've spent a lot of time, reading through the material that he developed is something we very much would like to explore," she revealed.
Kennedy also suggested that the video game Star Wars 1313, which was also being developed at Lucasfilm when the company was bought, could still happen as well.
"Our attitude is, we don't want to throw any of that stuff away. It's gold. And it's something we're spending a lot of time looking at, pouring through, discussing, and we may very well develop those things further. We definitely want to."
The TV show had a working title of Star Wars: Underworld, and reportedly 50 episodes have been written. At the time, producer Rick McCallum described HBO's acclaimed western Deadwood as a major influence, and said that it would be a "complex, dark, and adult" show.
In an interview with Total Film magazine in 2008, Lucas provided more details. "It's kind of like Episode IV," he said "It's funny and there's action, but it's [a] lot more talky. It's more of what I would call a soap opera with a bunch of personal dramas in it.
"It's not really based on action-adventure films from the '30s--it's actually more based on film noir movies from the '40s."
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