Disney+’s upcoming series based around Obi-Wan Kenobi has been in the planning for sometime. And it appears it is finally nearing production.
While talking with Entertainment Tonight about his new Apple+ series Long Way Up, Ewan McGregor told the site filming will begin in the Spring of 2021, adding, “I’m really excited about it. It’s gonna be great, I think.” According to the actor, the series will consist of just the one season, but “we’ll see. Who knows?”
The program evolved from an Obi-Wan featured devised during the Star Wars Story days. In its current form, Mandalorian episode director Deborah Chow and The Alienist‘s Hossein Amini took the creative reigns with John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum producer Joby Harold taking Amini’s place after the initial scripts were reportedly perceived as too similar to The Mandalorian. One certainly hopes the series will not focus on Obi-Wan keeping a young Luke out of trouble and instead see him try to be a covert Jedi in the justice-less wastes of Tatooine.
The series will likely stream in 2022.