Finally Disney and Lucasfilm have hired a new writer for their Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ TV show starring Ewan McGregor.
Fans have long awaited for Ewan McGregor to reprise to his role as the iconic Jedi Master. Now, we are one step closer to seeing this happen as Disney and Lucasfilm have hired Joby Harold to pen the script, setting the wheels in motion once again.
Originally, the plan was to have him star in a movie set after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of The Sith, but they scrapped this idea in favour of a Disney+ series revolving around the character.
The show was first announced last year at D23, but since the Obi-Wan TV series has undergone a few changes. One of which being the number of episodes which has now been reduced to four and another change obviously being the writer.
Previously, Hossein Amani was writing the script but he left the project because Kathleen Kennedy, series producer and president of Lucasfilm, felt that the plot has too many similarities to The Mandalorian.
So, since the beginning of this year, the Obi-Wan series has been left without a writer. That is until April 2, when Variety reported that Joby Harold had been brought on board to write the script for the highly-anticipated series.
Prior to all of this, there had been conflicting reports from Kathleen Kennedy, who stated at D23 that all six episodes had already been written. Regardless of what went on behind the scenes, at least now we know that progress is being made.
A Lot To Live Up To
Since fans have waited so long to see McGregor’s reprisal as Obi-Wan Kenobi, they have had a long time to think about what they want to see from his return. So Harold definitely has a lot to live up to. Not only this but the recent success of The Mandalorian sets the bar extremely high since it’s only natural the fans will expect the Obi-Wan series to be of the same calibre.
Harold has written directed and produced various movies in the past, but this will be the first TV series he’s worked on. So we will have to see how everything plays out but if it lives up to its potential we’re definitely in for a treat.
The series is one of three Star Wars live-action shows on the current Disney+ slate. The other two being an untitled Rogue One prequel series and of course The Mandalorian.
Apart from what’s already mentioned in this article and the fact that pre-production will begin early 2021, not much is currently known about the Obi-Wan series, but be sure to stay tuned because we are likely to find out more pretty soon.
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