Although Lucas is apparently looking to recruit "writers of real significance" to spend a week at the Skywalker Ranch and come up with ideas for the series, we all know this is going to end poorly. With his too-large head floating god-like above the table, Lucas will make sure, in his high-pitched voice, to instantly dismiss the best ideas brainstormed during the meeting (say, for an episode in which Darth Vader turns into a zombie) in favor of ideas like, "Let’s do an episode about Baby Greedo."
To me, what is slightly more in interesting about the EW piece is the casual mention that the live-action Star Wars series is, right now, only going to be 13 episodes. That’s about a half-season’s worth of episodes, which is a safe bet, but George Lucas was previously talking about a run of one hundred.
Lucas still doesn’t have a network deal, so he’s likely hedging his bets, but it’s hard to imagine a live-action Star Wars series of any quality wouldn’t last four seasons. I’m still hoping for a Firefly-like show set in the Star Wars universe, but I’m not holding my breath.Read More