Star Wars TV Show Still Years Away

Those aching to see the live-action “Star Wars” TV series are going to have to wait a few more years it seems.

Producer Rick McCallum confirms to Czech Position (via Bleeding Cool) that “The TV series is on hold… it has to do with [the episodes being] so ambitious… Basically, it is like The Godfather; it’s the Empire slowly building up its power base around the galaxy, what happens in Coruscant, which is the major capital, and it’s a group of underground bosses who live there and control drugs, prostitution.”

He goes on to explain the show’s current status. “We have 50 hours of third-draft scripts, but the problem we have is there is a lot of digital animation; we don’t have the technology yet to be able to do them at a price that is safe for television. Since we would be financing them, it would be suicide for us to do this… So we are going to wait three or four years.”