There is a second Star Wars animated series in the works, and it might be a good thing

Robot Chicken Star Wars II: Take Your Daughter to Work Day

I originally had no idea what to think about today’s annoucement of a second animated Star Wars TV series, but cautious optimism seems to be winning out. The involvement of Robot Chicken’s Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, as well as writer Brendan Hay from The Daily Show, is a good sign. But Green and Senreich are “creative involvement,” whatever that will end up meaning. Still, their comments are interesting:

“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,” said Green. “And it’s even crazier to think of what those problems might be, since it’s all set in a galaxy far, far away. What do these characters do when they’re not overthrowing Empires?”

Said Senreich, “We’re going to pull back the curtain of some of those behind-the-scenes shenanigans. It’s going to appeal to all ages, the way Star Wars should — but there’ll be plenty buried under the surface, as well. As Obi-Wan might say, ‘it all depends on your point of view’.”

There’s so much unanswered here as well. What will the animation style be? Will be digital like The Clone Wars? Stop-motion ala Chicken? …In the style of ‘Galactic Heroes’?

I do love the idea of a Robot Chicken: Star Wars-esque series… But I’m too wary of this to get excited just yet. Still, this is a lot better than those Squishie rumors.

9 thoughts on “There is a second Star Wars animated series in the works, and it might be a good thing

  1. Alex Johnson

    As long as it doesn’t step on any toes, or prolong the production of the Live-Action show, I’m happy. Especially considering those involved, Seth Green, come on; you know it’s gonna be funny.

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  2. Kizzik

    I think seth green , as well as the entire Robot Chicken staff, has an extremely good outlook on the whole SW universe. I kinda feel like he’ll be what keeps the writers from going too far in any one direction and keeping the jokes, punchlines, etc. from going too far. As long as he’s involved I’ll be interested…. Besides no one cane name one thing that he’s bee a part of that was total crap.

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  3. Paula

    Much better the Robot Chicken gang than the Family Guy gang.

    And the fans have proven that Star Wars has much rich fodder for comedians. I’m looking forward to it!

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  4. FredH

    Honestly, I think it’s a terrible idea, but it’s not my franchise. The only sitcom-esque SW idea I’d be interested in would be something about Dean/Fixer/Camie hanging out at Tosche Station.

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  5. Aaron

    They should get the whole Daily Show/Colbert Team and take a shot at Star Wars. Palpatine bashing could be awesome! ;)

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