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”.
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?