There seems to be an almost pathological secrecy at the Skywalker Ranch regarding the live-action Star Wars TV show, with journalists finding it easier to get blood from a stone than to get a straight answer from George Lucas or his cohorts. However, Dragon*Con saw some minor details revealed courtesy of Steve Sansweet presenting the “Future of Star Wars” panel.
Perhaps the most important news to Star Wars fans is that, after many years of talking about the project, actual pre-production is due to begin soon and run through until early 2010. Production would kick off that year, with the show estimated to premiere in 2011 (though more likely 2012).
They’re clearly not in a rush with this one, huh?
On a more cryptic note it was hinted that one returning character may be Boba Fett, who could even be played by Daniel Logan (the then-15 year old who portrayed him in 2002’s Attack of the Clones) with Sansweet saying “A couple of years ago Rick McCallum [Star Wars producer] said that he would consider it, and I would expect news from Daniel’s camp in the not-too-distant future.”
I have to admit to still being very unexcited by the idea of a Star Wars TV series, if the writing is on the same par as the films were. Hopefully Lucas will recognise that TV, moreso than film, can allow for much wider-ranging and deeper storylines and reflect that in the series.