'Star Wars' gets a comedy spin from 'Robot Chicken' team

seth-green-getty-320.jpgThe "Star Wars" universe will soon be played for laughs -- intentional ones.

Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, who have done two "Star Wars" parodies for their Adult Swim series "Robot Chicken," are teaming up with Lucasfilm Animation to produce an animated comedy series set in the world of Wookiees, Jedis and droids. Brendan Hay ("The Daily Show," "The Mighty B!") is writing the script, and Jennifer Hill is producing with Green and Senreich. Todd Grimes ("Back at the Barnyard") is set to direct.

The show will take a decidedly more low-stakes approach to the "Star Wars" world. Action will most likely take place away from the stories fans already know backward and forward.

"It's crazy to think that there aren't normal, mundane everyday problems in a world so well-defined," Green says. "What do these characters do when they're not overthrowing empires?"

The show doesn't have a network home yet, although Cartoon Network may have an inside track. Green and Senreich have worked with Adult Swim for years, and the network also airs "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (it also aired a number of "Clone Wars" shorts from "Samurai Jack" creator Genndy Tartakovsky a few years ago).

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