Back in 2005, George Lucas announced that the Star Wars universe would get two television shows: an animated show (The Clone Wars, which hit the big and little screen in 2008) and a live-action show set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
Now Lucas finally explains why the live-action show “sits on a shelf.”
During an interview with G4TV, Lucas explained that 50 hours of a Star Wars television show are waiting … for a new way of making movies.
Moviemaking is very expensive, and Lucas wants to bring the same quality to the television show, but at a fraction of the price. The good news is Lucas plans on revolutionizing the way movies are made, which WILL cut the cost to a fraction of what it is now.