Patrick T. Gorman, the writer and director behind the Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes, wrote in to let us know that the show will be expanded to cover the entire six-film saga in an hour-long edition. The new show will be called the Star Wars Saga in 60 Minutes. Check out the announcement below:
George Lucas called Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes ?extremely funny?, the Los Angeles Times said it recalls ?the glory days of Second City, if not the earlier funny episodes of Saturday Night Live?, and Variety declares a ?smash hit? and ?unflailingly imaginative!? Now, the Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes is becoming the Star Wars Saga in 60 Minutes, taking on the whole Star Wars story as you've never seen it before. Patrick T. Gorman?s hit comedy Star Wars in 30 Minutes premiered at the 1996 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to extraordinary critical and commercial success. Since then, the production has traveled this planet (and possibly a couple others, but DEFINITELY not Hoth) including a command performance for Mr. George Lucas himself at Skywalker Ranch. In addition, the show has also performed at several Star Wars Celebrations (for which thrilled audiences regularly stood in line for hours) and completed a repeatedly sold-out year-long run at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles that delighted die-hard fans and birthed a new cult tradition. The production has received rave reviews from Variety, CNN, BBC, Fox, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Sunday London Times, and many others, and has established a loyal, rabid, and enthusiastic fan-base.
Now, they're about to take on their greatest adventure yet, all six Star Wars films in sixty minutes! Some have said it couldn't be done. Some have said it shouldn't be done. But it's too late now... Anakin, Padme, Qui-Gon, Darth Maul, and Jar Jar Binks will join Han, Luke, and Leia as all come to life in a brand new hilarious way this August. Come and laugh with all your Star Wars friends, because they'll only be saving the galaxy for three weeks.
To learn more about the Star Wars Saga in 60 Minutes: