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Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-09-2009, 06:33 PM
As seen on the MTV Movies Blog (http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/03/09/exclusive-star-wars-live-action-tv-series-casting-underway/), Rose Byrne said that she had some friends who were auditioning for the live-action show. So, at least we're finally getting some news about it.

Jargo
03-09-2009, 08:41 PM
I was kinda hoping the idea had died.

pbarnard
03-10-2009, 12:21 PM
Writers more important than actors at this point,

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-10-2009, 01:37 PM
They've had writers for years, so no, not really.

2-1B
03-10-2009, 09:33 PM
Just as long as Jonathan Hales gets a crack at the scripts, we'll be ok.

Blue2th
03-10-2009, 10:08 PM
I'm thinking there will be many Australian actors in it.
Aren't they filming it at a studio there?

JediTricks
03-10-2009, 10:26 PM
Huh, I thought with this being a "Live action Star Wars tv show", that Lucas would have done away with actors entirely and gone CG. :p

JEDIpartner
03-11-2009, 09:54 AM
LOL!!!! You'd have thought!!

pbarnard
03-11-2009, 12:00 PM
They've had writers for years, so no, not really.

Yet they've either produced stuff that couldn't get final LFL aproval, or they just haven't produced...writers are still more important than actors. Be curious to see who in the EU they'll rip off and than p*** off!

The Clone Wars is practically Karen Travis light.

JEDIpartner
03-11-2009, 12:21 PM
I'd like to see Yarna in some episodes as a lunch lady on one of the outposts.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-11-2009, 12:41 PM
Entertainment Weekly (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/03/star-wars-serie.html?xid=rss-feed-tvwatch-%27Star+Wars%27+series...still+far%2C+far+away) followed up on it:


'Star Wars' live-action series...still far, far away
Mar 10, 2009, 01:55 PM | by Margaret Lyons

Okay, well, at least another year or so anyway. Rose Byrne got the gossip wheels spinning this week when MTV News quoted her as saying her friends had been auditioning for a long-discussed live-action Star Wars television series. But EW has confirmed with a Lucasfilm rep that a casting agent in Australia is "doing some preliminary ground work, but official casting will not start until the scripts are complete." At the earliest, the series would go into production in 2010, the rep added.
So, eh . . . it'll still be a while. I'm not really excited for it yet, so at least we've still got more Clone Wars to look forward to in the meantime.

2-1B
03-11-2009, 08:21 PM
and we also have the Archival Edition DVDs to look forward to, with Bail Organa and Emperor Palpatine in ANH. :)

JediTricks
03-12-2009, 06:24 PM
2010 ain't that far away. With live-action, it won't take 18 months to produce a new episode, so they could film it and air it 2 months later, depending on whether Lucas can accept higher turnover or will throw a fit.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
03-12-2009, 09:11 PM
2010 ain't that far away. With live-action, it won't take 18 months to produce a new episode, so they could film it and air it 2 months later, depending on whether Lucas can accept higher turnover or will throw a fit.
That depends on how effects-heavy they're going to have it, though. I doubt that much, but still, there's got to be ships and things.

JediTricks
03-13-2009, 05:16 PM
The ships and stuff are pretty easy, they already have those renders ready to go. It's the digital sets that are going to slow the show down most, but I think ILM has the processing power to do something like that.

Bib Un-Fortuna
03-18-2009, 08:49 AM
According to Scifiwire.com, Jay Laga'aia is talking with George about a role in the live action show. Don't know if it is the same character or a new one, but that still is fairly cool.

I think it may also mean that they will film in Australia or NZ, which I had kind of assumed anyway.

JediTricks
03-22-2009, 07:42 PM
Ugh, no. Jay Laga'aia is a fun genre actor, and a good convention host, but his Captain Typho was one of the weakest performances in Ep 2, which is saying QUITE a bit.