George Lucas's recent interview about his planned Star Wars TV series made people think the show's almost ready for airing. Turns out this isn't exactly the case.
Earlier this week, George Lucas whipped Star Wars fans into a frenzy when he discussed a live-action TV series based on his beloved films. However, his comments were actually misinterpreted, and the series isn't nearly as far along as folks were hoping.
The series has apparently been in the works since 2009. Lucas was interviewed by Attack of the Show a few days ago when he was asked about the TV series (which has been shrouded in mystery for quite a while). Lucas responded with the following:
We have 50 hours and we're just waiting to figure out a different way of making movies, a different technology we can use ... to make it feasible to shoot the show...When we do figure this problem out it will dramatically affect a lot of movies. Right now it looks like the Star Wars features.
Naturally, the rumor mill went into overdrive after this. 50 hours? Did he mean that there was already 50 hours of filmed footage? Would there be a Star Wars TV show coming to cable this Fall? io9 decided to investigate and contacted LucasFilm about the statement. A PR rep for the film producer explained that Lucas was only talking about having completed 50 hours of scripts.
Star Wars fans will undoubtedly be disappointed to realize that the new TV series isn't nearly as far along as they were hoping. However, it sounds like the show's eventually going to happen.