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Is This The Name Of Star Wars TV Series?

In a recent interview, STAR WARS producer Rick McCallum – Sith apprentice to George Lucas’ Emperor if you like – has revealed a potential name for the long-awaited, live-action TV series. McCallum confirmed that the working title of the project is STAR WARS: UNDERWORLD. It is unknown if this will be the title of the finished product.

The series will be set between Episodes III and IV, and will focus on characters other than Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, documenting the time in which the Empire rise to power. McCallum claims that scripts for 50 episodes have been written, and that the series will have a dark edge.

The project is currently on hiatus due to financial concerns. McCallum has started that each episode will cost $5 million each and due to issues with both network and cable TV channels, there is a concern that Lucas and co will not make their money back (as if Lucas the Hutt is short of cash). McCallum also said that a great deal of digital effects would be needed (will they never learn?), and that he and Lucas will wait a few years to see what technological developments are made.

For those still in love with the STAR WARS franchise (or too young to know any better), the prospect of another 50 stories is surely an exciting one. For those who have grown weary of Lucas’ relentless diluting of the beloved saga, the proposed series hangs around the neck like the threat of intergalactic civil war.

Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side…

Source: IGN

Tom Fordy is a writer and journalist. Originally from Bristol, he now lives in London. He is a former editor of The Hollywood News and Loaded magazine. He also contributes regularly to The Telegraph, Esquire Weekly and numerous others. Follow him @thetomfordy.

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