For better or worse, George Lucas isn’t going to let Star Wars die. On Tuesday, October 15, Lucas announced that he has begun work on a new live-action television show that takes place in the Star Wars universe. Lucas, who will not shop the show to networks until it is closer to completion, says the show will not include film mainstays Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. “The Skywalkers aren’t in it, and it’s about minor characters,” Lucas told the Los Angeles Times. The series was first mentioned by Lucas in 2005 during a Q&A session at Celebration III, a popular Star Wars fan convention. He has also started production on an animated Star Wars series that is slated to debut sometime in 2008. May the force continue to be with all of us… for a very long time.