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Star Wars: Underworld Test Footage Released

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Test footage of Star Wars: Underworld has found its way on to the internet, giving us our first look at the cancelled George Lucas project.





    It's unclear why the footage has only surfaced now, several years after the project was cancelled, but the video contains just under five minutes of footage, followed by a behind the scenes look at how it was made.







    In the footage, we see a rebel making her way through a street on Coruscant that looks somewhat similar to the dark dystopian future setting of Bladerunner. She makes a deal with a local merchant, before stormtroopers pick up her trail and a shootout begins.



    Star Wars: Underworld was a pre-Disney project that would have become a TV series focused on the seedy underbelly of the Star Wars galaxy. This footage seems to confirm longheld beliefs that the show would have taken place in the lower levels of Coruscant, during the reign of the Empire between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.



    If George Lucas had been able to see the project through, it would have had the honor of being the very first Star Wars live action TV series, instead of The Mandalorian. Ultimately the project was cancelled as it would have been too expensive for Lucasfilm to produce, and when Disney bought the rights to Star Wars, the project was cancelled for good.



    We can't say for sure if the series would have been good or bad but at the very least, this test footage offers fans a tantalizing glimpse at what could have been had Star Wars: Underworld made it to the small screen.





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    Does this look like the foundation for the Cassian Andor series?
     
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    Possibly. Or it could be a dystopian crime series like Judge Dredd. Would be interesting to see how the Empire does the whole law enforcement thing on the worlds it occupies.

    Myself, I would want to see a version of Kal Jerico (son of planetary governor who escapes into the criminal underworld and becomes a bounty hunter with a half ratskin tracker called Scabbs (named after his bad skin)) in a Star Wars setting.

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    I like this whole element of SW.....cannot wait for the Andor series. The worlds alone will be cool if they do it right
     
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    I don't feel this is a coincidental. I'm guessing the reason this has come to light now is that it's being reviewed for the Cassian series. Thematically it makes sense and this choke hold of the Empire fits in the timeline. I have no issue if this series is being reworked. I love this era of story telling and I enjoy the stories without the Jedi and Sith.
     
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