Mel Brooks’s Spaceballs (1987) is to get the TV treatment, according to Variety. The Star Wars spoof will be reworked as an animated series and like the film, it will spoof Lucas’s sci-fi series, as well as other pics like Lord of the Rings.
Brooks, who will be producing and supervising the penning of the pilot and follow-up episodes, will again be voicing the characters of President Skroob and Yogurt.
No word yet on whether Daphne Zuniga, Bill Pullman or Rick Moranis will be voicing their parts from the original film.
Under the agreement with Brooks, BFC and MGM will produce an hourlong pilot and 13 half-hour episodes.