Back in June, we reported the unfortunate news that the Untitled Star Wars TV Series is on hold for at least three years. While that status hasn't changed, producer Rick McCallum revealed the working title for this series is Star Wars: Underworld. Here's what Rick McCallum had to say about the stories of Star Wars: Underworld.
"They're timeless. They take place between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, that 20 year period when Luke is growing up. It's not about Luke, but it's about that period when the Empire is trying to take things [over]. It's called Underworld. Well, it's a working title, but, basically, it's underneath what's going on It's the criminals and the gangs. The guys who are running Wall Street, basically. The guys who are running the United States."
The producer also said he wasn't worried about the scripts being outdated, by the time they finally get around to shooting Star Wars: Underworld.
"They will only get better, the scripts. It's really a budget thing, how do we get this down? The prequels only cost $100 million each, and in Hollywood, that's nothing. This is really tough, because we're trying to do, in one hour, the same kinds of effects a two-hour film has to do, and we have to do it every week. That's tough, but we'll get there."
You can take a look at Rick McCallum's full video interview below for Star Wars: Underworld.