Deborah Chow to Direct Obi-Wan Kenobi Series after The Mandalorian

Deborah Chow, who directed some episodes of the upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, is helming a far more visible series next featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Ewan McGregor is returning as the Jedi Master for the series Lucasfilm is making for Disney+, the stand-alone $7 streaming service that the company is launching Nov. 12. It is unclear if Chow will direct the entire series, which is said to be either six or eight episodes, or part of the series. Chow has a pretty thin resume, but obviously a good agent.

The Disney+ series centers on Kenobi, one of the central figures in the Star Wars mythos. In the original 1977 movie, he is a desert-dwelling, war-weary hermit who later proves to be a wise and powerful warrior. Kenobi briefly mentors a young Luke Skywalker on Tatooine before being cut down by Darth Vader, his former pupil.

In the George Lucas-directed prequels, Kenobi fought alongside the young Jedi who would eventually become Vader and betray him and the Jedi Order. The live-action character was last seen in 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, back on the desert planet Tatooine.

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