There is a caveat, though: The proposed series doesn't have anyone named Luke or Anakin in it, a story path that Lucas concedes is "taking chances" as far as connecting with an 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."
I always wondered why he didn't do this sooner. I mean, Star Trek ran out of steam so there was a big gaping hole just primed for a Star Wars TV show. It only has to be better than the prequels and Flash Gordon. Man, we sure have set the bar pretty low haven't we.