The Associated Press spoke to George Lucas about the animated TV series of Clone Wars that could air next year.

The series is set during the time when the Republic is fighting a civil war against separatists led by Count Dooku. The mythic period hasn't been dealt with too much in the popular Star Wars movies, so "it's a fun place to go," Lucas said. "There's nobody famous," Lucas told The Associated Press.

The show is planned as a continuation of the Emmy-winning animated Clone Wars that aired in 25 episodes on the Cartoon Network from 2003 to 2005. The new version will use 3-D computer graphics.

"It basically has all the main characters" such as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lucas said, but the stars who played them in the movies won't voice them for the TV show. Lucas says he hasn't sold the show to a network yet.

The television show is one of many projects being pursued by Lucas, including a fourth Indiana Jones movie.

"We're working on it. We haven't agreed on a script yet," Lucas said.