Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rick McCallum Sheds Light on ‘Star Wars: Underworld’

At the Red Tails premiere after-party in New York on Wednesday, Entertainment Weekly caught up with Lucasfilm executive producer Rick McCallum to get some concrete answers about the highly anticipated live-action Star Wars television series, which was originally announced nearly seven years ago.

McCallum confirmed that the series currently has the working title Star Wars: Underworld, and that it will focus on characters that were relatively minor players in the films’ primary storyline following the rise, fall and redemption of Darth Vader.

“Expect a lot of smugglers, gangsters, bounty hunters and a few Wall Street-type power brokers,” McCallum told EW. “Nothing about Luke or the Skywalker saga.”

When can fans expect this series to premiere? Well, it’s still a few years off.

“I think we don’t have the technology yet to be able to do it for the level of money that it would have to be done,” McCallum explained. “Plus, the world of television is imploding. No one knows whether you should make a network show or a cable show. I’m really excited about it though, and I hope George does do it. I really do.”

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