Yesterday we reported that an animated Star Wars series was being readied and today comes news of the live-action series that has been kicking around for a few years. |The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Untitled Star Wars Series is still in the scripting stage, and that a production date won't be set until all of the first season scripts have been finished.
"They are working with writers on scripts," a Lucasfilm representative said in response to a query. "They won't set a production date [for Season 1] until the scripts are done."
But work on the unnamed show's scripts appears to be at an advanced stage -- which isn't surprising, considering the writing of the live-action show began two years ago.
We also reported last March that casting had begun on the series, but it seems that they won't even start casting until the scripts are completed either. "They met with people in several countries (including Australia) early on but they are not currently casting. They are not going to start casting until the scripts are completed," said the LucasFilm rep.
It was said that the story of this new series would focus on more minor characters in the series and that it would take place in the time period between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
We'll be sure to keep you posted on any and all details surrounding this Untitled Star Wars Series as soon as we have more information.