George Lucas has two seasons of material for the Star Wars TV show

Don’t get excited though, it’s still a long way off

The Star Wars live action TV show has been enshourded in mystery, rumour and speculation for years, only recently showing signs that it might be more than just a phantom menace.

Speaking on G4’s Attack Of The Show, Star Wars creator George Lucas revealed that while he has about 50 hours of material, enough for two seasons, the technology isn’t quite there to produce all the special effects on a TV budget.

“It sits on the shelf”, confirmed Lucas. “We have 50 hours and we’re just waiting to figure out a different way of making movies, a different technology that we can use, that will make it economically feasible to shoot the show. Right now it looks like the Star Wars features, but we have to figure out a way of making it for about a tenth the cost of features.”

Here’s an obvious suggestion: puppets instead of CGI, it worked well the first time round, and on Farscape.