Ewan McGregor says that the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus project will be a standalone series.
Although most Star Wars fans are excited to see the second season of The Mandalorian begin airing on Disney Plus at the end of October, Ewan McGregor recently opened up about the plans for the solo Obi-Wan Kenobi series being produced for the streaming service. The news comes soon after Daisy Ridley revealed Lucasfilm and Disney toyed with the idea of making Rey a Kenobi early on in their plans for the sequel trilogy.
When speaking to Entertainment Tonight about his upcoming series with Apple TV, Long Way Up, Ewan McGregor explained that the Star Wars show begins production next Spring and that he can’t wait to get started. He went on to say that as he understands it, Obi-Wan’s adventures will be confined to a single season rather than being drawn out across a number of installments. The star’s words echo what Kathleen Kennedy had to say about the project at the end of August.
“Spring next year we start. I’m really excited about it. It’s gonna be great, I think. As I understand, it’s a standalone season. We’ll see. Who knows?”
What do you think about the Obi-Wan Kenobi news? Are you glad that Ewan McGregor is returning to the role? What do you want to see from the show? Sound-off in the comments!
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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