Disney+ ‘Obi-Wan’ Series To Start Production In The Spring

by Erik Amaya

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.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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