According to the LA Times, the wheels are turning on the forthcoming live action Star Wars series: “[Producer Rick] McCallum is interviewing writers for the [Star Wars] live-action series.”
Here’s a tip for you, Rick: Stop the interviews. Hire Timothy Zahn as the head writer. Then hire any combination of Michael Stackpole, A.C. Crispin, Kevin Anderson, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch as his staff. There. Done. Let Lucas cast the vision, but leave the rest up to Zahn and his team.
And for the director, get Joss Whedon. Seriously. I can’t stress this enough. He would do it exactly right.