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Seth Green Clarifies The Delay Of "Star Wars: Detours"
Bespin refugee - April 05, 2014





In an interview with Topless Robot, Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are asked if Disney is responsible for the delay of Star Wars: Detours, the animated parody series that has been put on hiatus since Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm, and the announcement of new films being in development.

[Seth Green] "...there's a misinterpretation that Disney had anything to do with that decision. That was 100% a Lucasfilm decision, and it was born from the time they decided to make new movies. We started having conversations about what the next three years of Star Wars were going to be before those movies came out. And it was months of talking with Kathy Kennedy, and the decision makers at the company.

The decision really was that because our show - the way it was conceived - is timeless, and because we've got nearly 40 completely finished, ready for broadcast episodes, but because the tone of the show is comedic, and it's more like the Simpsons universe within the Star Wars universe, it was counter-intuitive to spend the next three years targeting young kids and teens with a show that was kind of a deconstructionist view of the characters that they just, three years from now, were going to be meant to take very seriously...

...You know, when the new Star Wars starts, after Return of the Jedi, the death of Darth Vader, the death of the Emperor - those need to be akin with the death of Stalin, the death of Hitler. And so our show portrays those characters the same way that Robot Chicken does, as sort of beleaguered, middle-management, the higher-up, head of a CEO that's running some intergalactic space station."

[Matthew Senreich] "...And knowing that there's a sincere version coming, and we are the comedic version - we can take stage after they actual present the new..."

[Seth Green] "It's a delay, it's not a cancellation. There is so much material, and I really believe the media is going to catch up to it."

"...In the same way that networks are focusing on green-lighting whole seasons at a time, the same way that Netflix is building an entire series that people can view via download - that's where Detours will live. But it won't be for, like, five years. So everyone's just got to be patient."

[Matthew Senreich]: "It's a Disney question."

[Seth Green] "Well, it's still a Lucasfilm question. Don't pass it off on Disney. [chuckles]"
(Source: Topless Robot)





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