Star Wars TV series



Here's some info about this project, from Sci Fi wire:

Star Wars Show To Run Long?

George Lucas' longtime producing partner Rick McCallum told the BBC that a proposed Star Wars TV series will run for at least 100 episodes.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, McCallum said the show's writing team would soon be meeting to start on the project, which would begin filming in 2008 and be ready the same year. "Hopefully, if we can make it work and everybody's excited and watches it, we will keep on going," McCallum told the BBC.

The series will be set between Episode III and IV of the film saga and will cover the 20 years in the life of Luke Skywalker growing up. McCallum said there would be "a whole bunch of new characters" and the series would be "much more dramatic and darker." He added that it was unlikely any of the stars of the movies would be involved in the TV series.

A typical prime-time network TV show airs about 22 episodes in a season.

Recently, news has been coming in about the Star Wars TV project, and note that plans for two series have been previously mentioned.
Sounds great - and I know it's still two years away, but it'll be interesting to see who gets picked for the show's cast (including who'll play the young Luke - they'll most likely choose an unknown to play the part).

Of course, it wouldn't be Star Wars without the occasional appearance by some familiar characters from the saga (including Darth Vader).