Speaking at the Brand Licensing Europe 2011 exhibition on Wednesday, a LucasFilm executive confirmed that a comedy series based on Star Wars would be on air within 2 years.
Howard Roffman, president of Lucas Licensing, said the company was working closely with US comedian Seth Green to finalise the comedy TV series.
He also revealed that Star Wars creator George Lucas enjoys parodies of his sci-fi saga, including a brutally frank French & Saunders parody (see below).
Roffman said: “Lucasfilm knows that to keep the brand fresh and exciting for both new and existing fans, we must always look for new ideas. For example the Clone Wars TV series has been an exciting new chapter for the Star Wars brand.
“The changing nature of technology has also opened many doors. In 2011 we launched blu-ray versions of all six films and in February 2012, we will launch a 3D version of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in cinemas worldwide, as we aim to reach a third generation of fans.
The new animated Star Wars comedy series with Seth Green is a product of Lucasfilm’s focus on continued innovation. I remember showing George the French & Saunders parody of The Phantom Menace with trepidation in my heart, but I don’t think I have ever seen him laugh that hard! Lucasfilm has never been more prolific. We are in one of the most exciting phases of Star Wars 34-year history.”