Well, consider Emperor Palpatine cast and ready for his closeup. When asked during his first appearance at a Star Wars event in Orlando, Ian McDiarmid said that if Lucas & Co. come calling in case that storied, epic Star Wars TV series gets off the ground, he will be ready to reprise the role he played in five out of six of the franchise's films. Said the Emperor: "It would be nice if one day they would be followed up…who knows? Who knows if Palpatine would be in it? ... If he happened to pop up in the script I would hate if it was to go live and someone else were to be in it." You know who else would hate it? Probably everyone. Everyone. We'll be in touch, sir. (via Nerd Bastards)