Here’s something to wet the pants of any and all the Star Wars fanboys: George Lucas is close to completing one of two upcoming Star Wars TV shows.
And just when you thought it was all done when Darth Vader made his debut in Episode III, George Lucas isn’t done with telling the Star Wars story. He’s working on two television shows, one animated and the other live action.
Cinematical reports Lucas and his team are currently on the 40th episode of the animated series with 100 planned in the long run, and they plan to get the show on air once they’re done with about 50 or 60 of them. The Star Wars creator had this to say on the animated series:
So it’s kind of a PG-13 animated TV series, which is something that has never been done before and obviously doesn’t fit in any of the conventional slots that these things fall into. In that, it’s very different, and I think it’s very exciting. It’s got a very, very sophisticated look to it. It’s very much like the features. We’re still trying to figure out how to put it on the air.
The animated series takes place during the Clone Wars, and he didn’t say if it will have anything to do with the previous Clone Wars animated series that took place between Episode II and Episode III.
As for the live action show, Lucas and his team haven’t even started writing it, but they plan to begin in a month. The show takes place between Episode III and Episode IV; however, while the Emperor and Darth Vader will be talked about, they most likely won’t make an appearance since the show doesn’t take place where they’re at. The live action series is meant to explore the stories of previously minor characters, and there will be Storm Troopers, action, and all that jazz of course. Like the animated series, they plan to finish 100 episodes.