Will there be a familiar face on George Lucas' Star Wars TV show?

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

New Zealand actor Jay Laga'aia is talking to George Lucas about a role in a live-action Star Wars television series next year, the New Zealand-based newspaper the Dominion Post reported.

Lucas had previously cast Laga'aia as Captain Gregar Typho, Amidala's head of sercurity, in Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith. It's unclear if he's in talks to reprise the role or to play a different one.

The series will reportedly follow the Rebel Alliance as it slowly gains strength against the the evil Empire. The newspaper also reported that the show is a basic cable TV series and that it will feature stormtroopers but not Jedi knights or Darth Vader. Lucas is currently casting for the series.

The fact that Laga'aia may be cast suggests that Lucas is considering shooting the show somewhere in Australia or New Zealand. Lucas shot parts of Episode II and III at Fox Studios in Sydney.

Laga'aia can be seen on the syndicated fantasy series Legend of the Seeker, which also shoots in New Zealand.