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Obi-Wan Kenobi Writer Teases New Details On Disney+ Series

November 12, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi

The writer for the upcoming Disney+ series centerted on Obi-Wan Kenobi has revealed a few tidbits about their plans for the show. Hossein Amini (The Alienist) spoke with Discussing Film about the series, which will be directed by Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) and see Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the Jedi Knight.

“I can’t say very much,” Amini admitted. “The plan is to start shooting in July, Ewan McGregor is signed on. I think he’s already said that it spans the period between episodes 3 and 4, so sort of after the fall of the Republic and the massacre of the Jedi before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.”

He continued, “It’s fascinating in the sense that it’s a period where there is a lot of change in the galaxy and a lot of hardship. So, for Obi Wan’s character, he has a lot to adjust to given the loss of his close friends and the order that he believed in. It felt like a really exciting opportunity to explore a different side of a franchise that I always loved and I’ve always loved it because of its spiritual aspects as well as its fun and action elements, it seems to work on way more than one level which isn’t always true for those big franchises.”

Obi-Wan is just one of several Star Wars series in development, including a Cassian Andor series with Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprising their roles from Rogue One.

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