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Lucasfilm eyes animated ‘Star Wars’ TV comedy

'Daily Show' scribe, 'Robot Chicken' duo behind series

Lucasfilm Animation is developing a new animated “Star Wars” TV comedy series.

Daytime Emmy and Gemini Award-winner Jennifer Hill (“The Backyardians”) will produce with Todd Grimes (“Back at the Barnyard”) directing. Brendan Hay (“The Daily Show”) will be among the writers and Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, creators and executive producers of “Robot Chicken,” will have “creative involvement.

Project marks the second “Star Wars” skein created by Lucasfilm Animation. The first was “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which premiered in 2008 on the Cartoon Network. Series is currently in its second season.

No start date or network for the comedy skein have been announced.

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