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Seth Green On Why Star Wars: Detours Took A Detour Into Limbo

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DetoursLast August at Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida, Robot Chicken creators Seth Green & Matthew Senreich announced that they were creating a new animated series called Star Wars: Detours. The show was going to be a tongue-and-cheek and humorous approach to “a galaxy far, far away.” That announcement was made two months before a much bigger one: Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, after which Disney promptly put all existing Star Wars properties and spin-offs such as The Clone Wars and Star Wars: 1313 on hiatus until they could figure out what to do next. Unfortunately, Star Wars: Detours did not make the cut in the new era of the Disney-owned Lucasfilm.

So what became of Star Wars: Detours? Seth Green recently participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) where he answered fans’ questions about his projects and his career. Detours was a subject fans were curious about. Apparently, there are many episodes and scripts completed and ready for viewers to watch. The only questions are where, when, and if they’ll eventually be able to watch the animated series. Green says:

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. But that entire show was created before the decision to make more Star Wars movies, so our show (which was created by George Lucas) is an animated sitcom in the world of Star Wars, so we had a lot of conversations with Kathleen Kennedy about Star Wars in not just the next 3 years but the next 30 years, and when you’re in as privileged a position as we were to be able to work on Star Wars content with its creator, you get a great sense of responsibility to the whole.

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Michael Rooker As Boba Fett And Seth Green As Han Solo In Nerdist’s Course Of The Force Videos

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Who could have thought back in the late 1990s that Singled Out host Chris Hardwick — because that reference can never die — would eventually become one of the top level proponents of geek culture, particularly the comedic side of it? In developing the Nerdist podcast, which quickly became the all-encompassing Nerdist Industries, Hardwick has often given science fiction a long, loving embrace. BBC America viewers know him from his guest-heavy Nerdist TV series and The Walking Dead fans definitely know him from his supplemental chat series The Talking Dead. Last year he added “charity” to his sci-fi repertoire by joining up with Lucas Entertainment, Machinma, and the sports agency Octagon for the “Course of the Force” event. If you can imagine, it just might be related to Star Wars.

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Seth Green, Roberto Orci, John Favreau And Michael Dougherty Combine Geek Powers For New TV Series

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Any of the following people working on a project would pique TV lovers’ interest. Jon Favreau, Seth Green, Roberto Orci, and Michael Dougherty have teamed up to put together a new series. The concept and team is strong enough that ABC has already given them a pilot commitment for Ex-Comm, a sci-fi series that’ll be sprinkled with humor.

This is an incredibly talented coming together of sci-fi minds, along with extreme hilarious geek cred. Seth Green has gone from being one of the best young character actors in Hollywood to building a mini-empire with Robot Chicken. Roberto Orci works with his writing partner Alex Kurtzman in making some of the greatest modern sci-fi stories: Fringe, Star Trek, Lost. Favreau is most known for directing Iron Man, but is also behind the greatest Christmas movie of our time in Elf. Dougherty worked with Brian Singer on X2 and Superman Returns.