George Lucas Planning TV Spinoff Of `Star Wars' Movie Franchise

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 7:18 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The Force may soon be coming to a television near you.

George Lucas is planning a live-action television series spinoff of the ``Star Wars'' film franchise.

Lucas told The Los Angeles Times he has ``just begun work'' on the series, which will not include the films' major characters Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader.

``The Skywalkers aren't in it, and it's about minor characters,'' Lucas told the Times on Tuesday.

Lucas wouldn't reveal details, but joked that the series would be about ``the life of robots.''

Lucas, 63, already has another television series in the works. Lucasfilm Animation has been working for months on the computer-animated ``Star Wars: The Clone Wars.''