Thanks for that, Zaius. Key quote:
”Our biggest problem is that these stories are adult. I mean … these are like Deadwood in space. It so unlike anything you’ve ever associated with George before in relation to Star Wars. These aren’t for kids. I mean, we hope they’ll watch, but it’s not being targeted at 8-to-9 year old boys.
The situation we have is that each episode – or if you put two hour long episodes together – is bigger than any film we’ve ever done. It’s on the Avatar level and we’ll only have about $5-6 million we can spend on each episode.
It appears that 1313 with its “mature” content is the official entry point to this new darker territory. Given Lucas’ pseudo-retirement, I’m wondering if the series run will only be 50 episodes?