Star Wars director Deborah Chow recently broke down the differences between directing episodes of The Mandalorian and the upcoming Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney Plus.
The Mandalorian was a show that took everyone off guard by just how good it was and was arguably the least divisive thing that the franchise had released since the original trilogy. Two of the show’s best episodes were directed by Deborah Chow who not long after was tasked with directing all of the episodes of the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney Plus. Despite rumors to the contrary, production for the upcoming Star Wars series is still expecting to take place next year with Deborah Chow in charge of all of the episodes.
While participating in a round table, Deborah Chow talked about the differences between the Obi-Wan Kenobi series and The Mandalorian. Specifically, she cited the sheer workload of but also liked the idea of having a single voice lead the project from start to finish:
It’s definitely going to be different, just in terms of the sheer workload, obviously, of doing the whole thing. But in some ways, I’m going to miss having a team, and having people who are there to bounce ideas off of. But then obviously the flip side is, it is nice to have a coherent voice and know what you’re doing from beginning to end.
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Directed by Deborah Chow from scripts written by Hossein Amini, Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series is just one of three officially announced Star Wars shows for Disney Plus. The Mandalorian debuted on the streaming service this past November with stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
An untitled Rogue One prequel centered on Cassian Andor is also in development with Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprising their respective roles. The Americans producer Stephen Schiff serves as showrunner and the series is expected to begin filming this year.
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