Lucas Planning Star Wars Live-Action TV Series

Not content with just tainting his beloved franchise with weak writing, atrocious acting, and baffling plotting on the big screen via the dreadful “Star Wars” prequels, Skywalker Ranch head honcho George Lucas has revealed that he is now planning on bringing his Star Wars franchise to TV as a live-action series. Lucas tells the LA Times: “The Skywalkers aren’t in it, and it’s about minor characters… It has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader or any of those people. It’s completely different. But it’s a good idea, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to do.” Which begs the question: Then what’s the point? But I digress. Lucas also has another Star Wars-related TV series on top, the computer-animated “Clone Wars”.

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Lucas joked that the series would be about “the life of robots” but wouldn’t let any details slip about the true premise. The “extended universe” of “Star Wars” has come to life already in Lucas-sanctioned novels, comics and games that chronicle the history of the Jedi and tell the tales of bit players in the films, such as the bounty hunters from “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Lucas is confident he can find a home for his droids and Jedi, but he also knows the projects are unorthodox enough to give network executives pause.

“They are having a hard time,” Lucas said. “They’re saying, ‘This doesn’t fit into our little square boxes,’ and I say, ‘Well, yeah, but it’s “Star Wars.” And “Star Wars” doesn’t fit into that box.’ “

If George was smart, he would just make a series about Boba Fett the intergalactic bounty hunter. Who else is more popular in the Star Wars universe?

Lucas Planning Star Wars Live-Action TV Series



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  • Shane

    The Best Star Wars character is Darth Maul, his uber saber skills far surpass any other jedi or sith, i mean, who can take on 2 jedi at once, no one, only his arrogance got the better of him, DAMNATION!!!

  • Shane

    The Best Star Wars character is Darth Maul, his uber saber skills far surpass any other jedi or sith, i mean, who can take on 2 jedi at once, no one, only his arrogance got the better of him, DAMNATION!!!

  • Ramone

    When Obi Wan, Yoda and Darth Vader were all dead they still had the ability to still be seen by one another through the force right ? well if the dark side of the force was just as powerful as the force, why can’t the Emperor return in the manner that obi wan did in Star Wars Empire Strikes Back ? Lucus could make three more movies if he would just bring the Emperor..and the Sith..back to life ! I would love to see this happen, rather than seeing Star Wars end up looking like Star Trek

  • Ramone

    When Obi Wan, Yoda and Darth Vader were all dead they still had the ability to still be seen by one another through the force right ? well if the dark side of the force was just as powerful as the force, why can’t the Emperor return in the manner that obi wan did in Star Wars Empire Strikes Back ? Lucus could make three more movies if he would just bring the Emperor..and the Sith..back to life ! I would love to see this happen, rather than seeing Star Wars end up looking like Star Trek

  • Lucas Jodokast

    you do realise that isnt Boba Fett in that picture

    sounds like this TV series could be similar to the book “Tales of the Bounty Hunters” which was surprising good, considering it was a bunch of short stories showing the minor characters roles in the films (that you didnt see)

  • Lucas Jodokast

    you do realise that isnt Boba Fett in that picture

    sounds like this TV series could be similar to the book “Tales of the Bounty Hunters” which was surprising good, considering it was a bunch of short stories showing the minor characters roles in the films (that you didnt see)