Star Wars Detours

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Star Wars Detours
Genre Comic science fiction
Comedy
Created by George Lucas
Written by Brendan Hay
Directed by Todd Grimes
Voices of
Composer(s) Michael A. Levine (Based on themes by John Williams)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 39 (produced)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Seth Green
  • Matthew Senreich
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television

Star Wars Detours is an unaired American CGI-animated comedy series, differentiated from the other Star Wars animated series in that it is a parody of the franchise. It offers a comedic take on what happened between the prequel trilogy (Episodes I-III) and the original trilogy (Episodes IV-VI). The series is produced by Lucasfilm Animation in collaboration with Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich.[1][2] Although roughly two seasons of the show exist, they have never been released to the public. Since The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, the show has been on hiatus, to allow Lucasfilm Animation to focus on other projects.[3]

Production[edit]

The series was announced at Star Wars Celebration VI in mid-2012.[4] The series was intended to be set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV – A New Hope. In March 2013, Lucasfilm postponed Detours, reconsidering whether a comedy series would be a sensible way to introduce the franchise to new fans, when a sequel trilogy was also produced.[5] That September, Green said 39 episodes had been completed, with 62 additional scripts finished.[6]

Voice actors that were involved in the show included Dee Bradley Baker, Abraham Benrubi, Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Felicia Day, Donald Faison, Nat Faxon, Seth Green as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jennifer Hale, Zachary Levi, Joel McHale, Breckin Meyer, Dan Milano, Cree Summer, Catherine Taber as Princess Leia, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Grey DeLisle, and Seth MacFarlane as Palpatine.

Writers for the series included Dan Milano, Tom Root, Zeb Wells, Doug Goldstein, Breckin Meyer, Kevin Shinick, David A. Goodman, Michael Price, and Jane Espenson. Brendan Hay served as head writer.[4]

In October 2015, during a live stream, Felicia Day mentioned that the show was canceled.[7] However, in June 2018, Lucasfilm filed a new trademark for the series.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Chris (2014). How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise. Basic Books. p. 139. ISBN 0465089984.
  2. ^ Jenna Mullins (August 24, 2012). "New Star Wars Series: Seth Green and Robot Chicken Crew Previews Detours for Fans". E!.
  3. ^ "A New Direction for Lucasfilm Animation - StarWars.com".
  4. ^ a b Eric Goldman (August 24, 2012). "First Footage Shown from Seth Green and Matt Senreich's Star Wars: Detours Animated Series". IGN.
  5. ^ "A New Direction for Lucasfilm Animation". Star Wars. The Walt Disney Company. March 11, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  6. ^ Paur, Joey (September 20, 2013). "Update on the Star Wars: Detours Animated Series". GeekTyrant.com. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  7. ^ Felicia Day (31 October 2015). "Life is Strange #6 (CH4 End) NSFW" – via YouTube.
  8. ^ Cavanaugh, Patrick (June 13, 2018). "Lucasfilm Renews Trademarks for Abandoned 'Star Wars Detours' Series". ComicBook.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.

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