ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS, the sequel, has been greenlit, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Just days after earning an Emmy nomination for Best Animated Series, the Adult Swim show is moving forward with Episode II, to air November 16.
"It doesn't even seem real -- getting to make STAR WARS twice!" said ROBOT CHICKEN co-creator Seth Green. Green won an Annie Award for directing the first one, and will helm the sequel. The first ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS special was released to DVD on Tuesday.
The stop-motion special will have much of the voice cast back, including original STAR WARS actors Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams, who will play their roles of Princess Leia and Lando Calrissian, respectively.
Also coming back are Seth MacFarlane as Emperor Palpatine, Conan O'Brien as Zuckuss, Breckin Meyer as Admiral Ackbar and Boba Fett, Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks and Green will voice several characters again. Andy Richter is set to join the cast.
The sequel will "focus on the bounty hunters a bit and explore their stories," ROBOT CHICKEN co-creator Matt Senreich told the REPORTER. "It's a geek-fest for us all."
Green and Senreich's Stoopid Monkey Productions and Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico's ShadowMachine Films produce ROBOT CHICKEN.