Thursday, January 24, 2008

Star Wars on TV!

I'm a big Star Wars geek and I'm not ashamed to admit it. That's why I was excited back in 2005 when George Lucas started talking about a live action TV series focussing on lesser known characters of the Star Wars universe, in particular the bounty hunter Boba Fett. A live action TV series seemed too good to be true, and I had my doubts, but it looks like it's going to come next year:

For those of you who have yet to read through your latest edition of Star Wars Insider, Rick McCallum has comfirmed that Boba Fett "will be an instrumental part" of the upcoming live action series per an interview inside...Insider.

In addition, 4 artists are currently working on designs for the series. Two writers from the UK, one from Austrialia and three from the US are on board but a planned meeting in November was postponed due to the writer's strike. Lucasfilm is considering making an intependant deal with the WGA that could get their writers back to work before the strike ends. (Like what David Letterman has done) They're still hoping for a late 2009 premiere.

Well there you have your cliff notes for the Rick McCallum interview from Star Wars Insider #99 with some help from Eric Goldman's post over at IGN. Now go get your copy, read the full interview and enjoy all the Bounty Hunter fun.

It looks like Boba Fett will be played again by Daniel Logan, the young actor who portrayed him in Attack of the Clones. The background characters in Star Wars have always been as interesting as the main characters, and it'll be cool to see the series when it comes to fruition.

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