Live-Action Series Update

Live Action Star Wars! It has been quite some time since Star Wars fans heard anything solid about the Live-Action series (In fact, the last time is what is after the cut on this post.)  But courtesy of Club Jade, some news about the series comes from  the Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan and her exciting post on the live-action show! Here’s the post:
“They are working with writers on scripts,” a Lucasfilm representative said in response to a query. “They won’t set a production date [for Season 1] until the scripts are done.” But work on the unnamed show’s scripts appears to be at an advanced stage — which isn’t surprising, considering the writing of the live-action show began two years ago.
Once the scripts are finished, casting should begin as well.  Unfortunately there isn't more to go with this announcement, but you can bet your last Imperial Credit that as information comes forward on this project, EUC will bring you all the details. Source: Club Jade

Original Story:

According to Australian site Sci-Fi TV, pre-production is gearing up for the live-action Star Wars series, which is to be shot in Australia.  They state several sources have confirmed the information already, but right now it can really only be taken as rumor. Sci-Fi TV also states that Rick McCallum, producer of the prequels, has been talking with Australian writers, including big writers for the popular Australian TV shows Love My Way and Secret Life of Us. In fact, we also have word, from Sci-Fi Now, that Australian writer and producer John Edwards  is the first writer officially on-board for the show. We'll do our best to get confirmation on any of the rumors, but we are thinking fans will have to wait until July 25 to hear any official news about the live-action series at Comic-Con. Source:  Sci-Fi TV (via), Sci-Fi Now (via)

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