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Why Will The Star Wars Detours Show Probably Never Be Released?

The animated series Star Wars Detours, according to Seth Green, is unlikely to be released. From 2007 through 2010, Green collaborated with Lucasfilm Animation on three Star Wars-themed specials for the adult swim series Robot Chicken. Green has also returned to the Star Wars universe, as Cad Bane’s service droid Todo 360 in Disney+’s The Bad Batch, which premiered earlier this year.

Lucasfilm Animation released a trailer for Star Wars Detours at Star Wars Celebration VI in 2012. The series intended to be written in the same comic style as Green’s earlier Robot Chicken specials. Detours was finished in 39 pieces, each lasting around six minutes, with another sixty-two episodes prepared and ready to be produced.

The news came only days before Disney paid $4.05 billion for Lucasfilm, including its animation division, signalling a shift in direction away from other projects and toward the new trilogy of films.

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According to Seth Green, Disney+ will not be releasing the completed episodes of Detours. The episodes would need to be heavily edited and updated to make them relevant now, according to Green, because the series was produced over ten years ago. Green revealed that Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and Ahmed Best, as well as other Star Wars newcomers like Zachary Levi, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Andy Richter, Seth McFarlane, Donald Faison, Felicia Day, and Joel McHale, recorded episodes for Star Wars Detours.

Green’s description of the comedy series, particularly the specifics about who worked on it, implies that it would be a fun addition to the Star Wars canon. In 2020, a finished Star Wars Detours episode was posted to Reddit, revealing what was left out and proposing that Disney should release it themselves rather than risk more leaks.

While Green believes that Detours will not be added to the service anytime soon, he also believes that if the demand for the show is big enough, it may be added at some point.

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