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Soon You Won’t Even Have to Go to a Theater to See ‘Star Wars’

It’s a Star Wars universe and we’re all just living it. We’ve already made plans to see a new Star Wars movie on Christmas every year for the foreseeable future and we’ve secured our place on the subreddit to make sure that not a day goes by without Star Wars-fueled conversation. And since Disney’s hat has been thrown into the ring, the goal has been to saturate the marketplace of ideas with all things Star Wars and only things Star Wars. Best way to solidify yourself in the hearts and the minds of the American people?

Take that shit to television. With television such a staunch American value (and people more likely to meet their tv for dinner than their parents), a Star Wars television show is surely enough to get all living generations involved in the franchise.

Casting is still up in there but we are certain that it will be live-action, a la 1978’s Star Wars: Holiday Special. Fifty whole episodes have already been scripted and we’ll tentatively be calling this Star Wars: Underworld. But Lucasfilm producer, Rick McCallum needs one thing to be clear:

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.

So it’s gonna be big, but we’re unsure how big it’s going to be. My suggestion? Sit in front of your tv in prayer until one day it magically turns on with the force of the Star Wars fandom.

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