Remember, Star Wars: Detours? It was announced at the Star Wars Celebration in 2012 with a debut trailer, followed by three clips showcasing the series’ hilariously funny though kid friendly spin on the Star Wars universe. I mention it’s kid friendly because the show comes from Robot Chicken creators, Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, who you already know are spectacular at lampooning not only Star Wars, but almost every aspect of nerdy media, though not necessarily in a G or even PG-rated way.
Since then there’s been barely a word about it. When The Clone Wars was axed I recall a brief mention of Detours, but otherwise, nada. And a lot has changed for that galaxy far, far away, what with Disney buying out Lucasfilm and effectively taking control of the entire franchise’s future. With Clone Wars gone they began work on their own animated adventure series, Star Wars Rebels. But what happened to Detours?
Well, Green confirmed in a recent Reddit AMA they have plenty of finished and ready to go episodes, they’re just waiting for the word,
Star Wars Detours is an animated comedy that explores what daily life is like in a galaxy far, far away. There are no Empires striking back or attacking clones here. Instead, Star Wars Detours focuses on the universe’s regular folks and their everyday problems… which, to be fair, do frequently involve famous bounty hunters, crazed Ewoks, and even a Dark Lord of the Sith.
Welcome to Star Wars: Detours: the other side of the stars, between the wars.
I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for Detours to air. It’s expected to happen sometime in 2013, and it’ll likely be on Cartoon Network. In the meantime, here’s three new clips,
Having been kept in the dark about what the secret Star Wars show Seth Green and Matthew Senreich have been secretly working on we’ve finally got a trailer! Premiering at Star Wars Celebration VI it’s the first trailer for Star Wars Detours, their animated, comedic spin on the Star Wars universe for Cartoon Network. Note, it’s Cartoon Network not [adult swim] which means the comedy will be far more family friendly, but it’s no less hilarious. Check it out,
Okay, I laughed my ass off more than few times during this trailer, so I’m pumped for it to hit the airwaves. Plus, how cool is it many of the voices from Robot Chicken, like the Emperor (Seth MacFarlane) and Boba Fett (Breckin Meyer), are being used in this show? Also joining the cast as regulars are Joel McHale, Donald Faison, and Jennifer Hale.
Now we wait for an official premiere date, oh how I hope it’s this fall!
The great folks over at io9 got to talk to the Robot Chicken guys, Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. The interview was pretty much about the two Star Wars project they are working on. The third Robot Chicken Star Wars special is being worked on at the moment and they explained how this special will have more of a linear story than the other two. Green explained how we will still have random jokes and skits but there will be a core story throughout the episode.
While they didn’t talk much about the new Star Wars series and mention how it won’t be till 2 years when we do hear more about it, Green reassured that he won’t fuck it up and will not abuse the trust with the audience and fans. After that, they were asked if they see Family Guy’s Star Wars as competition. Green answered no and went on to say that both shows third special will have the same joke, but told differently. Senreich added in how MacFarlane likes to work with them and will be in the third special and say that they all have a special bond.
With all that, any of you Robot Chicken fans excited for the third Star Wars special? I know I’ll be watching both Star Wars special just to see what joke was shared. Also, are you excited for the new Star Wars series and the potential it has? Check after the break for two interview clips of the Robot Chicken guys.