- "George said it best: it’s a little young for the older people and a little old for the younger people."
- ―Seth Green
Star Wars Detours is an upcoming animated television series that features a comedic look at the Star Wars universe. On March 11, 2013, Lucasfilm announced that it had postponed the series in order to concentrate on Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.
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.
George Lucas revealed in June 2009 that a new Star Wars animated series was in development. On April 5, 2010, StarWars.com officially revealed that the series was in production by Lucasfilm Animation, and that it would be a comedy. At August 2010's Celebration V, it was announced that writers from various TV series, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, SpongeBob SquarePants and Brendan Hay of The Daily Show, had been hired for the project. Seth Green and Matthew Senreich of Robot Chicken are creatively involved. Jennifer Hill of The Backyardigans is a producer, and Todd Grimes of Back at the Barnyard is a director for the show, as well as Nick Simotas, also of Back at the Barnyard and Futurama.
On March 11, 2013, Lucasfilm announced that the series had been postponed in light of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and the release of the sequel trilogy. Seth Green later elaborated in an online post:
- "I've had a lot of parents approach me in the last few years where they showed Robot Chicken or Family Guy Star Wars before they showed them regular Star Wars. The writers on Robot Chicken and I are seeing this a lot. The same way we were introduced to classic music through Bugs Bunny or Tom & Jerry, kids are taking our ironic interpretations of He-Man or other pop culture icons and never having the opportunity to meet them sincerely. It's a really bizarre thing to wrap your head around, and because I've witnessed it firsthand, it made me more thoughtful about what we were putting it out."
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Notes and references
- Official Facebook page (now defunct)
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- IGN.com interviews with Seth Green , 
- Trailer and clips: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, CVI Panel