When Disney purchased the rights to Star Wars a lot of projects in development were shelved including Star Wars: Detours. A comedic animated series that was in all aspects opposite of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Prior to Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012, George Lucas was crafting one final original project set within the Star Wars Universe. That project was the animated series titled Star Wars: Detours. The show was canceled by Disney along with multiple other projects to make way for the sequel trilogy. The show was teased at Star Wars Celebration V and supposedly dozens of episodes were completed. It was thought that Star Wars: Detours was lost forever.
According to The Vulcan Reporter, they have learned that Disney plans to release the Star Wars: Detours on its Disney Plus streaming service. They speculates that the series could hit the streamer as soon as May 4th a.k.a Star Wars Day. The report suggest that the original 39 episodes, along with several additional un-produced episodes will be released. In all, there are potentially 52 episodes that could make it on Disney Plus.
While we cannot confirm this news right now, Jordan Maison of Cinelinx reported the same news a couple weeks ago, which gives the report some weight.
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— Jordan Maison (@JordanMaison) March 16, 2021
Star Wars: Detours was supposed to be George Lucas’ last project for the famous franchise. He is given credit as the creator, while Robot Chicken’s Brendan Hay served as showrunner. The show is a parody of everything and anything in the Star Wars universe that’s set between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy. Many fans thought that this was a major reason why Disney shelved this project right away. The series is produced by Lucasfilm Animation in collaboration with Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. You can check out the original Star Wars: Detours promotional trailer below.
Source: The Vulcan Reporter