post Star Wars Live-Action and Animated Shows Coming to Television

November 5th, 2007

In the not so distant future, in a galaxy not so far far away…

Star Wars is coming to television with not one, but two different television series. Both are currently being developed to hit the air waves in the next couple years.

George Lucas, having wrapped up the final installment of the Indiana Jones saga, has started work on a live-action television series set in the Star Wars universe. The series will not feature any Skywalkers, Darth Vader, Han Solo or any of the major characters from the original movie trilogy or the prequels. However, the series may include some Expanded Universe characters at some point.

Lucas of course remains secretive about the show saying only that it’s about “the life of robots” – whatever that means. Hopefully not a revival of the Droid Series.

Meanwhile, a 3D CGI series called Star Wars: The Clone Wars is being produced by Lucasfilm Animation and is expected to debut in 2008. The animated series will be set in the same time period as the 2D animation version that aired in 25 chapters from 2003-2005 on the Cartoon Network.

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