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Unearthed: Star Wars on Amazon Freevee

September 23, 2022

By Nik Roseveare

The full season of Icons Unearthed: Star Wars, a deep dive into the Star Wars Movie Universe, will premiere on October 21st exclusively in the UK on Amazon Freevee, the free streaming service.

The series, produced by the Nacelle Company, and directed by Brian Volk-Weiss (The Toys That Made Us, Behind the Attraction, The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek) consists of six one-hour episodes.

From the earliest screenplay draft to the cinema premiere, Icons Unearthed: Star Wars explores the story of how the most iconic media franchise in history was made. The series features a plethora of key moments, including Marcia Lucas’ first on-camera interview. Lucas, an Oscar-winning film editor and former wife of George Lucas, reveals her unique insight into the rise of Lucasfilm, including her 14-year marriage and eventual divorce from George Lucas, the editing of the original Star Wars trilogy, where the idea for Darth Vader to be Luke’s father came from, and if there were really plans for nine movies.

Additional interviews in the series also include Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Paul Hirsch, Phil Tippett, Rick Baker, Ken Ralston, John Dykstra, Howard Kazanjian, Julian Glover, Ian McDiarmid, Gus Lopez, and Tom Spina.

Icons Unearthed: Star Wars is narrated by Michael Pennington, who portrayed Moff Tiaan Jerjerrod in Return of the Jedi.

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