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, theyre all second draft scripts and it would probably take a year of prep before shooting would start, but thats because theyre 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 youve ever associated with George before in relation to Star Wars. These aren’t for kids. I mean, we hope theyll 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?