Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series is still in development for Disney Plus according to director Deborah Chow.
Although there were previously conflicting reports that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was on hold due to “creative differences,” the Disney Plus show is still in the works according to director Deborah Chow. Ewan McGregor refuted the claims back in January, explaining that the Obi-Wan Kenobi team wanted more time to work on the scripts. The star also mentioned that he’s incredibly excited to start working on the Disney Plus series.
Most recently at the virtual ATX Television Festival, Deborah Chow confirmed the show is still in development. The director appeared on a panel for The Mandalorian, as she helmed the third and seventh episodes in the series. She explained that work’s still underway on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, pointing out that they’re still developing the Ewan McGregor show.
“We have a little more to do than that, but we’re in development.”
Are you surprised to hear the Disney Plus series is still being developed? Are you excited to see McGregor reprise the role? Sound-off in the comments below!
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.
Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!