Rick McCallum Says Star Wars Live Action Series is Like Deadwood in Space


Den of Geek got a chance to talk to Lucasfilm producer Rick McCallum about the proposed live-action “Star Wars” TV series.

He told the site things we’ve heard before: “The TV series we have spent three and a half years on and there are 50 hours totally scripted… Well, they’re all second draft scripts and it would probably take a year of prep before shooting would start, but that’s because they’re all very complex.”

But when McCallum talked about whether the show could air on a network or on a cable channel, he dropped this bit: “Our biggest problem is that these stories are adult. I mean…these are like Deadwood in space. [It’s] so unlike anything you’ve ever associated with George before in relation to Star Wars. These aren’t for kids. I mean, we hope they’ll watch, but it’s not being targeted at 8-to-9 year old boys. The situation we have is that each episode – or if you put two hour long episodes together – is bigger than any film we’ve ever done. It’s on the Avatar level and we’ll only have about $5-6 million we can spend on each episode.”

What do you think of a more adult “Star Wars” series?