Can you get excited about a “Star Wars” TV series that does not include Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader? Creator George Lucas hopes so. He told the “Los Angeles Times” that he has begun work on the series which has been the subject of rumors for over a year. “The Skywalkers aren’t in it, and it’s about minor characters,” Lucas said. “It’s completely different. But it’s a good idea, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to do.” Lucas has another television series in the works. Lucasfilm Animation has been working for months on the computer-animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”