Family Guy’s fifth season may have already aired its last episode on May 20 but the popular animated show returns with the promise of a Star Wars tribute. Scheduled to return in September the sixth season of Family Guy will premiere with an hour-long episode of a special recap of the Star Wars saga using Family Guy characters.
Family Guy, an Emmy award winning animated series, is about a family who resides in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. Created by Seth MacFarlane, the show features the characters Peter Griffin, the blue-collar worker and head of the family, Lois Griffin, Peter’s wife and stay-at-home mom, Meg Griffin, the teenage daughter, Chris Griffin, the goofy teenage son, and Stewie Griffin, the diabolically evil infant son. Also included in the Griffin household is Brian, the talking pet dog.
According to Daily Variety, Lucasfilm has already approved Family Guy’s adaptation. The animated series is said to re-enact key scenes and narratives from “Star Wars: A New Hope.” The episode, which is entitled Blue Harvest, features the Griffin family being stuck at home during a blackout. With no TV to entertain the, Peter narrates a story leading to a Star Wars flashback. In the Star Wars saga, Peter plays the role of Han Solo, while Lois plays the role of Princess Leia. Also present are Stewie, who will play the role of Darth Vader, Brian, who will the role of Chewbaca, Chris who will play the role of Luke, while Robots R2-D2 and C-3PO will be handled by Cleveland and Quagmire.
As a solid Star Wars fan, MacFarlane is set to show footage from the episode at a Star Wars mega-convention in Los Angeles.
Apart from the special Star Wars episode, Family Guy will also showcase its 100th episode this coming fall, with a two-part special in November.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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