Well this was unexpected. New details have emerged about the cancelled series and from quite a surprising place.
The director for the new God of War game used to work for Lucasfilm and got to read the scripts for the now abandoned series. Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview with VentureBeat:
Probably the really small beginnings of this idea, the germination of this — 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. It was the most mind-blowing thing I’d ever experienced. I cared about the Emperor. They made the Emperor a sympathetic figure who was wronged by this fucking heartless woman. She’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. That’s something magical. The writers who worked on that, guys from The Shield and 24, these were excellent writers.
Stepping softly in a danger zone…