Variety reports that 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.
“The ‘Star Wars’ universe is so dense and rich; it’s crazy to think that there aren’t normal, mundane everyday problems in a world so well-defined,” Green said. “What do these characters do when they’re not overthrowing empires?”
Added Senreich, “We’re going to pull back the curtain of some of those behind-the-scenes shenanigans.”
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 and is currently in its second season. No start date or network for the comedy skein have been announced.
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