‘Star Wars: Detours’: Whatever Happened to Seth Green’s Animated Series?
While these days seem to bring a new ‘Star Wars: Episode 7‘ casting rumor every other day, it was only a few months ago that Lucasfilm had planned to roll out several new offerings, including ‘Robot Chicken‘ creator Seth Green‘s ‘Star Wars: Detours.’ The announcement of new films and the Disney takeover led to shelving the comedic take on ‘Star Wars’ mythology, but how far into production had the series gotten, and is there a chance we’ll ever see it again?
According to a recent Reddit AMA with Seth Green himself, ‘Detours’ had actually gotten much further into production than we’d ever imagined, and as a result may someday see the light of day after all. Green previewed that the production had close to a whopping 40 episodes already in the can, with scripts finished for 20+ more:
‘Detours’ is just on hold currently. We have 39 finished episodes and around 62 finished scripts. But that entire show was created before the decision to make more ‘Star Wars’ movies, so our show (which was created by George Lucas) is an animated sitcom in the world of ‘Star Wars,’ so we had a lot of conversations with Kathleen Kennedy about ‘Star Wars’ in not just the next three years but the next 30 years, and when you’re in as privileged a position as we were to be able to work on ‘Star Wars’ content with its creator, you get a great sense of responsibility to the whole.
Green assured that he understood the reasoning behind Disney shelving the show, remembering his own introduction to the ‘Star Wars’ universe to have far fewer lenses than the original films themselves, and certainly none in parody. Thirty-nine episodes represent quite a bit of investment in the property, as well, leading Green to believe that Disney will eventually find some outlet for ‘Detours’ that more smoothly accompanies the 2015 beginnings of a new trilogy.
What say you? Would you still want to see Seth Green’s original take on the ‘Star Wars’ mythology? Should Disney keep ‘Star Wars: Detours’ on the shelf for the future, while it preps ‘Episode 7′? Watch the original trailer below, and give us your thoughts in the comments!