The much-mooted Star Wars TV series has been likened to Deadwood by George Lucas’ wing-man Rick McCallum.
McCallum previously described the Star Wars TV series as “complex, dark and adult”. In a new interview with Den Of Geek, he relates the stories to being rather like Deadwood in space:
We could get around that. Our biggest problem is that these stories are adult. I mean…these are like Deadwood in space. It so unlike anything you’ve ever associated with George before in relation to Star Wars. These aren’t for kids. I mean, we hope they’ll watch, but it’s not being targeted at 8-to-9 year old boys. The situation we have is that each episode – or if you put two hour long episodes together – is bigger than any film we’ve ever done. It’s on the Avatar level and we’ll only have about $5-6 million we can spend on each episode.
While over 50 one-hour scripts for the Star Wars TV venture are reportedly stockpiled, the project remains on ice until technology catches up with ambition.
Source: Den Of Geek