Star Wars TV Series Is Like ‘Deadwood In Space’


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

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  1. Rick Terry says

    What Technology do they need? Friggin miracles or something? What can “they” not do in SFX now-a-days.

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