Amidst yesterdays bombshell about a new trilogy of Star Wars films that will be developed by ‘The Last Jedi’ helmer Rian Johnson, Disney also dropped that it will be developing a ‘Star Wars’ live-action TV series for its upcoming Netflix like streaming platform. There have been previous iterations of a ‘Star Wars’ live-action TV show that never came to fruition. Most famously, George Lucas revealed that one show was entitled ‘Star Wars: Underworld’. The program was supposed to take place between Episode 3 and Episode 4 and focus on more of the ground level actors in the Star Wars universe. Over 50 scripts were written for the program and Lucas even gave several interviews about what the vibe of the show would have been like. The show was eventually scrapped due to budgetary constraints and the Disney take off over the Star Wars property as a whole. With the news that Disney is now developing a live-action Star Wars streaming series, it’s worth considering that they might find parts of this scrapped project that meet what their overall goals for the program are. With 50 scripts done, the best show that never happened could provide a very solid starting point for Disney’s new streaming program.
Stay tuned for more details on the new live-action ‘Star Wars’ TV series as they develop.