Will A Live-Action "Star Wars" Series Come To TV?

I don't know if you're aware, but a few years ago Ronald D. Moore and a few others were tasked with writing scripts for a live-action Star Wars project.  A project that was being headed by producer Rick McCallum.

Apparently the team pounded out around 50 scripts, McCallum called them the most daring material he's ever seen for Star Wars...  and then poof.  The writers signed NDA's and that was it.  Not a word since.  For what it was, it was considered a bit too costly for what was looked at, at the time.

With Disney's acquisition of LucasFilm becoming official though, things could change as it's possible they look to address the issue once again.

For one, Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series on Cartoon Network is fully expected to shift over to Disney XD and as things change, folks are questioning if this live-action series will maybe, see the light of day?

Back when the scripts were created, the estimated cost was high, and LucasFilm wanted to retain the rights, which would have diluted the distribution venue's income.

The distribution venue would be what ever network would pick up the show.

But now that Disney has LF under its wing, Disney can now look to the idea of production costs being offset with not only the advertising during the TV series, but afterwards, with international distribution and DVD distribution.

After-air venues like syndication and DVD sales help a series production costs immensely and is looked to as a long-term investment strategy.

Rumors of the scripts suggested "The story of rival families struggling over the control of the seedy underside of the Star Wars universe and the people who live within the subterranean level and air shafts of the metropolis planet Coruscant"

But as far as if it will come to fruition, ABC Ent. pres. Paul Lee said,

"We'd love to do something with Lucasfilm, we're not sure what yet," Lee exclusively told EW. "We haven't even sat down with them. We're going to look at [the live-action series], we're going to look at all of them, and see what's right. We weren't able to discuss this with them until [the acquisition] closed and it just closed. It's definitely going to be part of the conversation."


So as it is, you might want to keep your eyes peeled for some news down the road for a live-action Star Wars TV series!

If Moore's work is still set to be a part of it, it could be a good, sober story line.

As it is, The Clone Wars is actually pretty good, even for adult entertainment!  So bring it people!  Weeze Needzs Our Star Warszzz!

[source EW]