My take was that I thought (probably more like hoped
) Lucas might go the route of touching upon everyone's life in the twenty or so year gap between Episode III and IV.
We have to figure a lot went on in those two decades.
An idea I had was to do a couple of episodes about young Luke's life on Tatooine, then we leave Luke for the rest of that season. Then we move on to say...two or three episodes of young Leia's life to contrast the very different lives of the sibs. Obviously, Bail would be pulled in here as he leads the double life of secret rebel leader while playing the loyal Empire supporter role. The Bail episodes could be some of the best; secretly meeting with Mothma and such. Maybe Mothma on the run, in hiding, a wanted woman with a price on her head. This is one idea which could pull in some of the bounty hunters for individual episodes within the same arc.
Then, we'd go to say...the day to day workings of the Empire. Episodes about life within the Empire; A few episodes on the life of a clone/stormtrooper, the life of some of the imperial officers and perhaps life at the Imperial Academy. Then you have everyday citizens and their lives under a dictatorship. And of course, the hunt for surviving Jedi.
It would sort of play like Lost. A certain character would be the main focus of that week's episode. Sometimes the story would call for that character to be the focus for two to three weeks and then we move on. Come back to them next season.
And that's not to say they can't introduce a slew of new characters participating within this construct. You have to figure that...even if you're using the same characters from the movies as main players, their lives are so important in the mythos that story potential is practically limitless.
How about you guys?
What did you think it was going to be about?
What do you think it is going to be about?
What would you like to see?