A long time ago, before Disney purchased Lucasfilm, there was going to be a live-action television series called Star Wars Underworld. Apparently about fifty scripts for the series were created, but it was never meant to be. Budget reasons were cited why it would be so hard to produce the series with Star Wars-level effects, and the un-produced series has drifted off into Legend.
Now we finally have a glimpse of what it may have been about thanks to the new God of War PlayStation 4 game. Game director Cory Balrog explained to Gamesbeat about how the series inspired the new game:
â€œProbably the really small beginnings of this idea, the germination of this â€” when I was working at Lucas, I was allowed to go up to the ranch and read the scripts for the [canceled live-action Star Wars] TV show,â€ Barlog told GamesBeat. â€œIt was the most mind-blowing thing Iâ€™d ever experienced. I cared about the Emperor. They made the Emperor a sympathetic figure who was wronged by this fucking heartless woman. Sheâ€™s this hardcore gangster, and she just totally destroyed him as a person. I almost cried while reading this. This is the Emperor, the lightning out of the fingers Emperor. Thatâ€™s something magical. The writers who worked on that, guys from The Shield and 24, these were excellent writers.â€
How cool would it have been to see a series with Emperor Palpatine as one of the central characters? That sounds awesome! Maybe Lucasfilm could resurrect those scripts and have Netflix produce the series like they do some of the more adult Marvel shows…