So there may be 2 different Star Wars television shows coming out in 2006!
1 Live Action
At least 1 out of 2 of these will take place AFTER RETURN OF THE JEDI.
After ROTJ could mean a lot of things:
1) The post-ROTJ EU comics and books do NOT count, Lucas is re-doing all of that history (doubtful, as prints of the books still make him money so long as they "count."
2) The post-ROTJ EU comics and books ABSOLUTELY DO COUNT, and then the show can be
2a) Within that continuity - a specific period like during Grand Admiral Thrawn's attacks or the New Jedi Order
2b) After that continuity - post New Jedi Order.
An early report posted by SirSteve suggests that an older Luke Skywalker (now up to about age 45 in the furthest into the future novels currently out there) will be training the New Jedi Order. The term NJO here is a generic term, and does not have to suggest it is pre-or-post-Yuzzhan Vong invasion related. It simply means that Obi-Wan was from the Old Jedi Order, and Luke training new Jedi, by default, means there will be a New Jedi Order.
The television show, if Live Action, and starring Mark Hamill, would have to be post-NJO by the books though, as Mark Hamill is approaching 50 some years of age and can't play Luke after ROTJ, who was 23 (the character, when he faced the Emperor on the 2nd Death Star).
If a live show, and continuity can therefore be maintained because of Hamill's age:
Luke is married ............ to Mara Jade Skywalker
has 1 son....................Ben Skywalker
Han Solo and Leia Organa-Solo are married
have 2 children.............Jaina Solo, Jacen Solo
1 deceased child KIA......Anakin Solo
Jaina and Jacen Solo are sister-brother twins, about 22 years of age
Ben Skywalker is only about 3 years old.
A story with an 18 year old Ben Skywalker would make
Jaina and Jacen about 37 years old
Luke about 63 years old - which they could age-progress Mark Hamill to appear.
The television show for post-ROTJ if cartoon, could feature Luke, Han, and Leia at any age.
If Luke is creating a New Jedi Order, the best time within the current continuity for that story to be done would be during the Jedi Academy Series, where the Jedi Academy is in the old Rebel Base on Yavin IV, and Luke is about 30 years old.
Jaina and Jacen Solo would only be about 1-3 years old, and not principle characters.
Possbile post-ROTJ characters include:
Grand Admiral Thrawn
Baron Soontir Fel
If the New Jedi Order book series is adapted for television, or parts of it, we may see the Yuuzhan Vong.
Mark Hamill may be just playing Luke Skywalker's voice. Carrie Fisher could then also make appearances, with Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and Ben Burrt (as R2D2 and Chewbacca)
To continue marketing prequel stuff to keep new, young fans of the prequel trilogy happy (the newbies that saw the prequels as their first SW movies in the theaters), the other series might be set in the Clone Wars era, or maybe even years prior to The Phantom Menace, as in Knights of the Old Republic.
The Expanded Universe is ripe with stuff that might be awesome for televsion adaptation. It could come from the books, take place within their continuity, or erase that continuity, or just have nothing to do with it, taking place during time periods that have never been written of, thereby adding to the continuity.
What are your thoughts at this point?