Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Still In Development According to Director

Star Wars: The Mandalorian director Deborah Chow, executive producer and director on the untitled Obi-Wan series starring Ewan McGregor, confirms the live-action series remains in development at Disney+. The six-episode series — set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope as it follows an exiled Kenobi on the desert planet Tatooine, where he serves as the secret guardian of future Jedi Luke Skywalker — was once feared cancelled following a late January report the project was on-pause “indefinitely.” Chow updated the series while appearing on a pre-recorded Mandalorian panel aired during a live stream of this year’s virtual ATX Festival.


After fellow Mandalorian director Taika Waititi joked he was “all finished” with his recently announced Star Wars feature film, Chow said of Obi-Wan, “We have a little more to do than that, but we’re in development.”

In January, McGregor quickly refuted reports of “creative differences” as “bullsh*t,” saying the series’ shooting start was pushed from August to January 2021.

“It’s not as nearly as dramatic as it sounds online,” McGregor told press while promoting Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, adding Disney and Lucasfilm simply “pushed the shoot to the beginning of next year.”


via Comic Book

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