The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is moving quickly into motion.
StarWars.com reports The Mandalorian episode director Deborah Chow will helm the upcoming Disney+ series featuring the return of Ewan McGregor as the galaxy’s only pure, good Jedi (from a certain point of view). Set eight years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, the program will presumably reveal an as-yet unseen adventure during the Jedi Master’s self-imposed exile on Tatoonie. One supposes it is also possible he took his eye of Luke for a brief off-world jaunt as well, but that’s sort of the thrill of this particular Star Wars series. Can they make it dramatically satisfying even if we know he has to return to his hermitage? The task is up to both Chow and writer Hossein Amini, a veteran of TNT’s The Alienist
“We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement. “Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”
And with director and writer locked into position, it is only a matter of time before we hear about casting — beyond McGregor, of course — and a production start date. The series will presumably debut after the as-yet untitled Cassian Andor series and, potentially, the second season of The Mandalorian, which debuts on November 12th.
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