The Empire Strikes Back writer Lawrence Kasdan is set to direct a new docuseries about Star Wars creator and friend George Lucas.


The series will also feature the visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). Founded by Lucas himself to bring to life the effects of the three original films, Poltergeist, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2 and various Star Trek instalments.

During an interview with Score: The Podcast, composer James Newton Howard reveals that he has just finished recording the music that will be part of this production.

Howard states that it will be a six-episode docuseries that follows the trajectory of Lucas from his beginnings prior to him contemplating the founding of ILM and the great successes its been involved with since then.

ILM was founded in 1975 by Lucas when he wanted to create groundbreaking special effects for his upcoming movie, Star Wars.

Teaming up with Douglas Trumbull, Lucas brought together a team of students, artists, and engineers and following the success of the original film.

Lucas began to expand the company to do special effects for not only the entirety of the Star Wars saga and other Lucas projects like Indiana Jones, but also films like the Back to the Future trilogy, Terminator sequels, the Harry Potter series, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and even more, topping out at around 300 different films.

It’s worth noting that currently, The Walt Disney Company is the holder of the rights to both Star Wars and ILM and Howard has not revealed if this Lucas docuseries is produced by Disney or if they have any kind of role in the process.


No details have been released about the series premiere date. neither the platform nor platforms where it will be played next. Lucas’s involvement is equally unknown.

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