The “Star Wars” franchise has spread out beyond the original films to books, comics, video games, and animated television series. Yet one notable area it has yet to crack? A live-action television series, something Marvel and even Lucasfilm’s own “Indiana Jones” franchise already produced years ago.
It is known that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas was working on plans for a live-action series with dozens of scripts penned, but those are still locked away in the Lucasfilm vaults and there’s been only whispers of a series – be they based on those scripts or not – moving forward.
In a new interview with THR, Disney Media Networks Co-Chairman and Disney-ABC Television President Ben Sherwood offered an update on the development of a live-action “Star Wars” series saying fans shouldn’t get excited:
“Somewhere we hope in a galaxy not too far away there will be a television show that will air on one of our networks. But I wouldn’t get anybody’s hopes up too high. They have a lot of movies to make between now and then.”
Which suggests we shouldn’t expect to see any such series for a few years yet. ‘Wars’ will continue on the small screen via animated programs like “Star Wars Rebels” and another animated series which ABC and Disney are engaged in ‘ongoing conversations’ about with Lucasfilm.
In related news, over a dozen volunteers led by Obsidian Entertainment’s senior environment artist Jason Lewis set out on a project not that long ago – to make the most realistic “Star Wars” game environment possible. With the help of advanced rendering techniques, the result is a recreation of Mos Eisley in the game engine Unreal Engine 4. PC users can download and play around in the map for free from 80 Level, the rest can watch some walkthrough videos like the one below.