How many reincarnations of Star Wars can we expect from George Lucas? Besides the six live action films he has under his belt, the director and his LucasFilms Animation will team up with the folks behind Cartoon Network’s “Robot Chicken” for a new TV series. We’re not talking about “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” this will be an animated comedy that will put a new twist on the intergalactic franchise.
According to THR, LucasFilms Animation made an official announcement earlier today regarding their latest Star Wars-based venture. The series will focus on the “comedic aspects of the galaxy far, far away,” with a creative team that will include Seth Green and Matthew Senreich from “Robot Chicken” and Brendan Hay from “The Daily Show.”
People already pick out flaws or funny inconsistencies in the Star Wars universe on their own accord, so can you imagine how hilarious it will be when it’s plastered across TV on a consistent basis?
“The Star Wars universe is so dense and rich; it’s crazy to think that there aren’t normal, mundane everyday problems in a world so well-defined,” said Green. “And it’s even crazier to think of what those problems might be, since it’s all set in a galaxy far, far away. What do these characters do when they’re not overthrowing Empires?”
Said Senreich, “We’re going to pull back the curtain of some of those behind-the-scenes shenanigans. It’s going to appeal to all ages, the way Star Wars should — but there’ll be plenty buried under the surface, as well. As Obi-Wan might say, ‘it all depends on your point of view’.”
Darn you Lucas! It looks like you’ve found another way to suck me into your Star Wars universe. The “Robot Chicken” connection is the only thing that has me slightly interested in this project. That show is hilarious and Green and Senreich really know how to handle campy, fanboy material.
Will you watch the animated Star Wars comedy series?
Additional Source: ComingSoon