The live action series will be called Star Wars: Underworld and will apparently focus on the seedy underbelly of the outer rim at the height of the Empire’s power. According what we’ve been hearing the series will take place between episode 3 and 4 while Luke and Leia are still suffering from acne and Alderanean dating dilemmas. What this also means is that we’ll probably get to see a lot of familiar faces, including one perpetually pissed off Darth Vader (arm jack). According to legend, over 50 episodes of the series have already been written and are just waiting for the right opportunity to get rolling.
I hadn’t heard all that much about NBC’s new science fiction survival story “Revolution”, until earlier this week while recording our very own podcast. Revolution follows the adventures of a family attempting to survive in a world without order, law, or electricity. As with everything J.J. Abrams touches, there will inevitably be a vast and complicated conspiracy designed to stretch for multiple seasons. After watching the reveal trailer below I can honestly say that I’m excited as heck to see what Bad Robot has in store for us this time. Looks great!
NBC synopsis of REVOLUTION:
Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman’s life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.