And no, you're probably not one of them. According to Entertainment Weekly, George Lucas is currently on the hunt for a number of writers to script 13 episodes of his planned live-action Star Wars TV series. EW claims to have heard from someone who's going with a girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 flavors last night. Wait, actually, they heard that Lucas is heading to Los Angeles next week to meet with writers. They say (via one agent) that "Lucas' plan is to recruit several freelancers -- aka 'writers of real significance' -- to spend a week at the Skywalker Ranch in November to come up with story ideas for the series.The agent also said that Lucas has indicated a desire to hire writers from other countries. The scribes would then disperse and write the 13 episodes that would be produced and financed by Lucas."

Lucas is taking somewhat of a chance on both the animated and live-action series considering he doesn't have a deal in place with any network yet. He's already indicated that the animated series (which has completed roughly 40 episodes so far, and is set between Episodes II and III) is PG-13, and as such it would need to air on a network later at night. As far as the live-action show goes, I imagine it will also be PG-13; here's what Lucas had to say about it recently: "The live-action [series] is not the movie. It's the Star Wars universe, but it's characters from the saga who were [previously] minor, and it follows their stories. It's set between [movie episodes] III and IV, when the Empire has taken over." The one aspect of the live-action series that sort of bugs me is that there are no Jedis, since all of them (with the exception of Obi Wan and Yoda) were wiped out after Episode III. They will also mark the first time Lucas has gone live-action with his Star Wars universe outside the big screen world. Originally, he was looking to do 100 episodes of each (animated and live-action), but seeing as he's looking to commission only 13 episodes for the live action version, I'd imagine he's playing it safe just in case ... they bomb. There, I said it!

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