Before Disney took over Lucasfilm in 2012, George Lucas and Robot Chicken’s Brendan Hay created a new comedy animated series called “Star Wars: Detours”. This animated comedy series takes place between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope. It includes many of the characters we know and love, going about their daily lives, including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Bossk, Han Solo, Lando and many more.
The series was never officially released. Even though there were nearly 40 6 minute episodes created, it was revealed on March 11th, 2013 by Lucasfilm that it had postponed the series in order to concentrate on Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.
Nearly two years ago, actor Seth Green spoke about the series potentially coming to Disney+:
I love the show. It was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had, and the team of awesome people that we assembled both on the writing and production side, but also on the voiceover side, it’s insane. So really, I do hope we get to share it with audiences at some point.
The Vulcan Reporter, is reporting that “Star Wars: Detours” will be coming to Disney+ very soon, possibly even arriving as early as May 4th on Star Wars Day!
There are also going to be several additional unfinished episodes that have been completed recently to be released with the rest of the batch. They are reporting that there are potentially 52 episodes in this series now.
This series sees some original voice cast return to their roles including, Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. With Seth Green playing Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Catherine Taber as Princess Leia, Andy Richter as Zuckuss, “Weird Al” Yankovic as 4-LOM, Abraham Benrubi as Darth Vader, and Seth MacFarlane as Palpatine.
Following the release of other legacy animated series and films being released on Disney+ earlier this month as part of the “Star Wars: Vintage Collection”. Which include many shows and series that Lucasfilm had put away into the vault for years. It does seem much more likely that Disney is now willing to utilise its back catalogue.
Do you think “Star Wars: Detours” will be arriving on Disney+ on May 4th?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.