Star Wars: Detours, a CGI-animated comedy series that was never released, is reportedly set to hit Disney+ next month. Detours was the last creation under the watch of George Lucas before Lucasfilm was sold to Disney in 2012 and sadly never saw the light of day.
According to The Vulcan Reporter, the long-lost series could hit the streaming service as soon as May 4th (Star Wars Day). The site also reports that in addition to the original 39 episodes produced, several additional un-produced episodes have been recently completed, and there are potentially 52 episodes that could debut on the streamer.
Detours is set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and offers a comedic take on what happened between the prequel trilogy. Each episode is approximately 6 minutes long and features several Star Wars alums reprising their roles including Anthony Daniels, Ahmed Best, and Billy Dee Williams. Other well known actors lend their voices for different characters: Seth Green voices 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.
The series is produced by Lucasfilm Animation in collaboration with Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich.
You can watch the trailer for Star Wars: Detours below:
If Star Wars: Detours debuts on Disney+ on May 4th, it will join previously announced animated series, The Bad Batch which will also premiere on the streamer on Star Wars Day.
We’ll keep you updated when and if Disney+ officially announces a release date for Star Wars: Detours.