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 “a summer show”.
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 “like Entourage, a summer show. This is George Lucas – the same rules don’t apply”.
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 “will be an instrumental part of the series” while George Lucas himself described the show as “Deadwood meets The Sopranos in space”.