Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s “Robot Chicken” is prepping for their third installment of their “Star Wars” specials with the casting of Zac Efron as Anakin and Anthony Daniels as C3PO. How will “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III” top their other specials? Green talks about the approach they are taking with this one:
“We’re telling more of a linear story this time that covers the series from start to finish.”
Senreich explains the angle the “Robot Chicken” team will take:
“We wanted to take the Star Wars universe and see if through the eyes of our Robot Chicken: Star Wars Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Gary the Stormtrooper. We’ll still flip around the universe but we’ll get a unique perspective from the bad guy side, from people who just want to rule the universe.”
Also lending their vocal talents for the special are Mike Henry (The Cleveland Show) and Donald Glover (Community). Returning voice talent include Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks, Green and Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Seth MacFarlane, Dan Milano, Abe Benrubi, Donald Faison, Rachael Leigh Cook, Adrianne Pallicki, Eden Espinosa, Hugh Davidson, Bob Bergen, Keith Ferguson, Tom Kane and Zeb Wells.
Directing this installment is “Robot Chicken” and “Titan Maximum” director, Chris McKay. Tackling the writers desk are series head writers and executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, series writers Mike Fasolo, Seth Green, Zeb Wells, and Matthew Senreich, along with actors Breckin Meyer, Hugh Sterbakov, and Matthew Beans, and guest writers Davidson, Geoff Johns, Dan Milano, and Kevin Shinick.
The “Robot Chicken: Star Wars” specials began in 2007 and have been acknowledged with Emmy and Annie noms with multiple wins. “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III” is expected to come out on December 12th on Adult Swim.