Rumor has it that the Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi series was put on hold today by Disney+ and Lucasfilm. Collider first reported the story stating the studio is searching for a new writer for the series. The Hollywood Reporter states their sources confirmed the news, but there is no official word from Disney.
Disney and Lucasfilm haven’t always been forthcoming with information about the Star Wars series. What we knew before today is that Ewan McGregor confirmed his reprisal of Obi-Wan Kenobi a last year’s D23 and the series would be directed by Deborah Chow. There was also talk of casting a younger version of Luke Skywalker and possibly Leia Organa.
THR reports there were two scripts written for the series, but an issue with the story caused the hold and the new search. Apparently, the Kenobi story was too similar to the Star Wars hit series The Mandalorian. There is also talk of scaling back the number of epsides from six to four.
While this is disappointing news, it’s also kind of a relief. I think it shows the studio is not rushing things. They obviously care to make sure the series is a success and that fans are satisfied with the show. Luckily McGregor and Chow remain attached to the project.
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