Star Wars live-action TV show gets working title

Star Wars: Underworld. That’s the new working title for the proposed Star Wars live-action television show (which apparently has 50 scripts already written, but no production date in sight – something about budget concerns). While it fits with the suspected themes of the show (gangsters, bounty hunters, the seedy underbelly of the Star Wars universe – comparisons to The Sopranos have already been made), the more I think about it, the more overdone the title seems. I mean, we have the Underworld vampire/werewolf movie franchise, with a fourth installment set to hit theatres next week. 2008’s Tomb Raider video game release was graced with the same moniker. It’s also a band, a Resident Evil novel, a comic series

Not original, but it seems recent Star Wars Expanded Universe material has fallen prey to lackluster titles. The recent Fate of the Jedi novel series has stuck with one-word titles like Conviction and Apocalypse, and last year’s Michael Reaves/Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff novel Shadow Games sounds an awful lot like the latest Sherlock Holmes film sequel A Game of Shadows. Which could sound like HBO’s tent-pole show, Game of Thrones…oy vey.

Check out the source of the news, a video interview with producer Rick McCallum below. While we may have to wait years (or never) to see the show, there is still plenty of time for this to change…but regardless of the title, I’m stoked to see some more Star Wars goodness on TV. What do you think? Good title? Have a better idea? Let us know!

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Dustin Diehl

An avid reader, freelance writer, content strategist and traveler, Dustin Diehl is a longtime Nerdvana contributor with sources placed deep in the heart of the Star Wars universe. No Bothans died to bring you this information.

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    • You absolutely read my mind! That was my recommendation – other than the fact that people may confuse the properties, it’s a way perfect title.

    • You absolutely read my mind! That was my recommendation – other than the fact that people may confuse the properties, it’s a way perfect title.

    • Ha, good point, Jayson! But they claim one is “Clone Wars” and one is “THE Clone Wars” – totally different, see? 😉 lol

    • Ha, good point, Jayson! But they claim one is “Clone Wars” and one is “THE Clone Wars” – totally different, see? 😉 lol

  • The overall Star Wars series has been overdone. But as long as people buy and watch, this will always be a golden cash cow.

    • It definitely is still lucrative! But the great thing about Star Wars is the unlimited universe it’s created, allowing for a wide variety of stories – I foresee even more “genre-bending” storytelling in the future. With Underworld, they’re trying to tell a more ganster, noir story. With the recent Death Troopers novel, they toyed with horror…it seems the sky’s the limit!

  • The overall Star Wars series has been overdone. But as long as people buy and watch, this will always be a golden cash cow.

    • It definitely is still lucrative! But the great thing about Star Wars is the unlimited universe it’s created, allowing for a wide variety of stories – I foresee even more “genre-bending” storytelling in the future. With Underworld, they’re trying to tell a more ganster, noir story. With the recent Death Troopers novel, they toyed with horror…it seems the sky’s the limit!