March 17, 2008 - Star Wars fans will have to wait a bit longer than originally expected for the upcoming live-action Star Wars television series, says George Lucas. Lucas spoke to comingsoon.net at the ShoWest convention and revealed that he doesn't expect the series to debut until 2010 now, instead of 2009. "The live action show probably won't start until 2010," said Lucas. "We're working on it now, doing the scripts and everything."
Lucas was at ShoWest to promote the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated movie, which will precede the ongoing series of the same name debuting this fall. Lucas reiterated that when it comes to the animated series, "It's not that episodic," adding, "Some of the episodes are stand-alone and some are two, some are three, some are four [parters], and there's no cliffhangers. It's not like the current vogue of 24 and The Wire and stuff where you actually have to watch the entire series in order to understand what's going on. This is an old-fashioned episodic show."
I do like the news of the animated series being more old-school and episodic than series like. And what about that news about there being done with an entire year! Not only is the animated series the only thing on time but it is way ahead of schedule! I mean, George has got three years worth of the show written!
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