Please note that this is pure rumor at this point, but still it's one that makes you say "Hmmmmmmm"...
The following email was recently received from an anonymous source.
Mr Lucas was overheard by an associate of mine at a private party in Los Angeles discussing the use of new digital technology. He mentioned, a Star Wars Series, between Episodes VI-VII possibly with HBO. Also, Star Wars, Episodes VII - IX and a probable new director were discussed.
Now we know there is going to be a Star Wars TV series already and my guess is the episode information there was mis-relayed. What's interesting to note is this is the first mention we've heard of HBO. Could they be in the running for picking up the live action series?
Now this last part is interesting too because it is totally do-able in my opinion! Don't let the franchise slow down George! Give the reigns to Kevin Smith, Kyle Newman or any other number of great young Star Wars influenced directors. Let's pass the torch and keep the story alive!