Filmmaker George Lucas said that he has "just begun work" on a live-action television series rooted in the Star Wars universe, according to The Los Angeles Times. The science-fiction epic has grossed $4.3 billion in theaters worldwide.

The proposed series does not have anyone from the six Star Wars films as far as connecting the audience expecting the familiar mythology.

"The Skywalkers aren't in it, and it's about minor characters," Lucas said in an interview. "It has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader or any of those people. It's completely different. But it's a good idea, and it's going to be a lot of fun to do."

Lucas joked that the series would be about "the life of robots" but wouldn't let any details slip about the true premise.

Lucas Animation has already been working for months on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a computer-animated series that he hopes will introduce a new era of visuals to weekly episodic television.