With pre-production reportedly a-go down under, speculation is mounting as to when the Star Wars TV show will air. In a recent podcast on TheForce.net, it was suggested that the Star Wars series could be broadcast as â€śa summer showâ€ť.
In a discussion about recent rumours regarding the TV show and possibilities surrounding it, the popular Star Wars-focused website put forward the idea that a Star Wars TV show might not be regulated in the same way as other genre series and could instead be â€ślike Entourage, a summer show. This is George Lucas â€“ the same rules donâ€™t applyâ€ť.
If filming begins soon, and there is every sign that it might, then there is an outside chance the series could be ready to air for the 2010-2011 season. Although if this does turn out to be the case it would most likely be a mid-season debut for the long-awaited sci-fi series.
The Star Wars TV show will take place between the events of Episode III and Episode IV. In January last year producer Rick McCallum confirmed that Boba Fett â€świll be an instrumental part of the seriesâ€ť while George Lucas himself described the show as â€śDeadwood meets The Sopranos in spaceâ€ť.