Seth Green (Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken, Austin Powers, Party Monster, The Italian Job) has nearly 200 acting credits to his name, but has recently opened up about one project that is apparently unlikely to ever see the light of day — animated series Star Wars: Detours.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Green shared that, “There isn’t an interest in releasing this content on Disney+ from Lucasfilm.”
This is intriguing, as it contradicts reports earlier this year that Star Wars: Detours — which began production in 2012, just before The Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm from George Lucas for $4 billion — would finally see the light of day on Disney’s streaming service.
Not so, according to Green, who expounded, saying:
“The most recent conversations I’ve had with anybody who would be in a position to say [Detours could be released] say that it’s not soon…there are 39 episodes that were finished for broadcast [and 69 unproduced episodes]. But we finished them almost 10 years ago, and so there would have to be a bit of reconfiguring of the existing stuff to make it something that Disney+ would release as a Lucasfilm offering. And the way it’s been explained to me is that there hasn’t been enough interest high enough up to go through what it would take to put it out.”
The Detours co-creator, however, also acknowledged that he is at peace with where the Star Wars series stands at this time:
“…I got to spend four straight years making something with George Lucas. And my partner and I, and all of the people that got to work on it — the artists and actors and directors and animators — we all got to make something Star Wars with the guy who created it. And so I know over those four years that he was having fun, and that’s really all I care about. I got a priceless experience with one of my truest heroes, and got to see him laugh and enjoy all of the things that he had created, in a time before he agreed to sell them to somebody else.”
In the past, episodes of Detours have been leaked online and Star Wars fans have loved them. The show was set to follow the day-to-day life of iconic Star Wars characters like Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Princess Leia Organa, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Grand Master Yoda, Boba Fett, and more.
Green himself was set to voice Jedi Knight Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, and bounty hunter Cad Bane in the series .
Until Green’s interview, the last official information about Detours came in 2015, when series cast member Felicia Day confirmed that the show was canceled. Then, however, five new trademarks for the show were filed in 2018, causing fans to hope it might someday be released in full.
Star Wars: Detours was designed to be unlike anything Star Wars fans have ever seen before. It is a parody of daily life in the Star Wars universe –including crazed Ewoks — in the Star Wars galaxy during the years between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).
As for Seth Green, although Detours may never be fully released, he recently voiced Cad Bane’s droid Todo 360 in Dave Filoni’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars spinoff, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Previously, he was the voice actor behind Captain Seevor in one episode of Star Wars Rebels.
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