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Star Wars live-action series rumours pick up pace again…

March 26th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Now that the dust has settled over the Lucasfilm/Disney merge and Star Wars is, we think it’s fair to say, back in a big way, the fans are now wondering what’s next?

Well, remember the live action series that almost happened a few years ago? Scripts were written for the first few seasons – 100 episodes -, it was dubbed Star Wars: Underworld and was compared to BSG in tone (Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore was a writer on it)? And remember then Rick McCallum announced that it was postponed as the cost was too high and they were going to wait until it was more cost-effective or technology caught up?

Well now it looks like Lucasfilm’s new head, Kathleeen Kennedy, and Disney are keen to get the series to our screens after all.

The rumours, reports Collider, are that as soon as the movies are all given release dates, the TV series will go ahead; this makes sense as it means it can probably be tied into the movies properly this way and a strategic release can be scheduled. It also means the sets from the movies can be used at the series will – if it’s true – film at Pinewood.

It is unknown of the series will use the previously commissioned scripts which apparently revolved around Han Solo and the bounty hunter characters, principally Boba Fett, but given the persistent rumours of the Fett and Solo spinoff movie, we’re wondering if either the series will happen instead of the movie or as a spin-off from the movie.

This is a rumour that comes as no surprise; we’d say – if pushed – that this will happen sooner of later… but difficult to see, the future is…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….