Once upon a time, we heard the wonderful news that we would be eventually seeing both animated and live-action TV shows based in the world of Star Wars. The Clone Wars animated series has come along, but we hadn’t heard any news on the live-action show — a show which had most people already hooked with promises of being “Deadwood meets The Sopranos in space” and rumors of it airing on HBO. Though the HBO thing is probably too good to be true, now comes some surprising news that the show may be casting already.
While speaking at a panel for her new movie — Knowing, with Nicolas Cage — Rose Byrne (28 Weeks Later, Sunshine) let it slip that a lot of her buddies have auditioned for roles on the show. Byrne had a small and not very visual role in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, but says she won’t be auditioning for the show as she currently stars on Damages.
The TV show’s storyline is expected to fall between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and Star Wars IV: A New Hope. While the show will take place in the world of Star Wars and you will see many familiar things, don’t expect to see any of the most familiar names and faces. Maybe we’ll get lucky and catch some cameos, but for the most part, these will be unknown characters.
[Source: MTV Movies Blog]