There has been talk of a live-action TV series set in the "galaxy far, far away" of George Lucas's mega-popular Star Wars movie franchise for ages, but the first indication that it might actually happen was when Lucas began hiring writers for a planned 13-episode first season. That was nearly four years ago, so what happened? In a recent interview with CzechPostition (via BleedingCool), producer Rick McCallum revealed that considerable progress was made on the series, but that it is now "on hold" because it is "so ambitious" that it will cost too much money to make it with current technology.
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.
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