Lucasfilm Animation is developing a new animated “Star Wars” TV comedy series.
Daytime Emmy and Gemini Award-winner Jennifer Hill (“The Backyardians”) will produce with Todd Grimes (“Back at the Barnyard”) directing. Brendan Hay (“The Daily Show”) will be among the writers and Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, creators and executive producers of “Robot Chicken,” will have “creative involvement.”
Project marks the second “Star Wars” skein created by Lucasfilm Animation. The first was “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which premiered in 2008 on the Cartoon Network. Series is currently in its second season.
No start date or network for the comedy skein have been announced.
I… I have no idea what to say or feel. I know the Robot Chicken guys; they’re funny and they’re big Star Wars fans. A Daily Show writer would seem to be a large step in the right direction. I’d much prefer these people do a Star Wars comedy series than (shudder) Seth MacFarlane. But… can the Star Wars franchise support a comedic TV series? Isn’t there a reason that spoofs like Spaceballs and Robot Chicken and about a zillion others have done only one or two Star Wars-based comedy specials and stopped? Do Star Wars fans really want to see a Star Wars comedy instead of, you know, a cool Star Wars series? And why on god’s green earth did George Lucas says yes to this but said no to Genndy Tartakovsky’s request to make a Han Solo and Chewbacca cartoon? Is there any rhyme or reason there? Is this real? Am… am I dead?