So, what’s going with that animated ‘Star Wars: Detours’ comedy series that Seth Green was developing? Well, the decision to shelve it in favor of focusing on the new films was announced not long after Disney bought LucasFilm, but is it possible that it could see the light of day at some point?
Seth Green participated in a Reddit AMA recently, and he had this to say:
“So there’s actually been quite a bit of talk about this, but Detours is just on hold currently. We have 39 finished episodes and around 62 finished scripts.”
Green goes on to say:
“Media distribution is changing so quickly, so dramatically, that can you even imagine what distribution of content will look like in 5 years? In a day and age when Netflix series are nominated for the top accolades TV has to offer, what is to say what it will look like when the new Star Wars movie comes out?”
It’s no secret that many fans were concerned about yet more ‘comedic’ forays into the galaxy far, far away. Do we really need more ‘Robot Chicken’ and ‘Family Guy’ type spoofs? Perhaps now is the time to take Star Wars a bit more seriously. Let Episode VII take the lead, and maybe there will be a place for ‘Detours’ at some point in the future. At least we know there’s a finished product out there, right?
What do you think? Do you enjoy a lighter take on the Saga, or do you prefer a more sober approach to Star Wars?