If you’re tired of George Lucas capitalizing on his Star Wars brainchild with countless new projects, you won’t be happy to hear about Star Wars: Detours. On the other hand, if you like new ideas and original programming that exist in the Star Wars universe, the new kid-friendly animated series will be sure to please. From the creators of Robot Chicken comes Star Wars: Detours, a new comedy series that casts your favorite characters in a storyline that’s less concerned with warring throughout the galaxy and is content to show their day-to-day escapades. Hit the jump to check out the series trailer and a few clips from Star Wars: Detours, as well as more on how it got started.
As E! Online reports, Seth Green, Matt Senreich and Todd Grimes had been developing Star Wars: Detours, the animated comedy series that takes aim at Lucas’ beloved characters and centers them in the chasm between Episode III and Episode IV. Seinreich initially thought they were about to be sued when he was told that Lucas’ people were on the phone. Here’s what Green had to say about Lucas’ initial outreach to them:
“Lucas was sitting at a desk and said, ‘You guys think you’re pretty fucking funny, don’t you? So, how about we do something funny together?'”
Here’s the synopsis for Star Wars: Detours (via Gizmodo), followed by the trailer and clips for the new series:
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.”
So are you for or against this new iteration based on what you’ve seen here? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!