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New Star Wars Series to be an Adult Deadwood

Date Posted: 2012-06-06
Posted by:
GregMo Roberts
Source: Den of Geek

Do you remember all the internet chatter about a possible Star Wars television series?  Well, it would seem that the idea just won’t go away. 

Den of Geek spoke with producer Rick McCallum about the project and he seems optimistic while dropping a few interesting bombs along the conversation. 

Says McCallum, "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."

Things got more interesting when McCallum was questioned as to whether the program would be aired on network or cable television: "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?  A Star Wars Deadwood?  Sounds right up my alley.  But can it work?

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