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'Star Wars' Comedy Series Promises 'Playful And Irreverent' Tone, But Where Could It Go?

6 April 2010 7:37 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Yesterday, Lucasfilm issued a press release revealing plans for an unusual new "Star Wars" TV series. Building on the success of high-profile parodies from the "Family Guy" and "Robot Chicken" crews, the Lucas camp is planning a sitcom series based on the famous galaxy far, far away. "Chicken" creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich will be "creatively involved"; the show will also feature the writing talents of Brendan Hay ("Frank TV") and direction from Todd Grimes ("Back at the Barnyard").

Lucasfilm promises a "playful and irreverent" tone, something that will likely find parallels with the "Star Wars" treatments seen in the two themed "Chicken" specials. Green summed it up very well in a statement, with a description that could apply equally to both the plans for this coming series and the tone of his previous parodies: "The Star Wars universe is so dense and rich; it’s crazy to think that there aren’t normal, »

- Adam Rosenberg

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LucasFilm teams with Robot Chicken Duo to Develop Star Wars Animated Sitcom

5 April 2010 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Variety is reporting that LucasFilm is developing a new animated Star Wars animated television sitcom series.  The Daily Show/Frank TV writer Brendan Hay will be the head writer, and Robot Chicken creators/producers Seth Green and Matthew Seinreich will be "creatively involved" while daytime Emmy and Gemini Award-winner Jennifer Hill (The Backyardians) will produce with Todd Grimes (Back at the Barnyard) directing. No start date, series title or network have yet been announced (although it appears they are aiming for either Comedy Central or Cartoon Network). You might recall, Robot Chicken has collaborated with LucasFilm on a series of popular Star Wars parody specials. It seems like George Lucas has finally realized that he can make money off his own "Spaceballs." I've been told that the Clone Wars animated series has actually gotten pretty good, but I don't know many people watching it. To be fair, the people I »

- Peter Sciretta

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