While projects are being delayed, postponed, or outright cancelled left, right, and centre right now, there’s an update on Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
If you remember, a live-action return for Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan has been on the cards in some shape or fashion for years now. At one point planned as a movie, the project is now moving forward as a Disney+ TV show – and now said show has found a new writer.
Via Variety, Joby Harold has been brought in to pen the small-screen offering. Harold is likely best known for his work on the likes of Edge of Tomorrow, King Arthur, and the Hayden Christensen-starring Awake.
Previously, there had been rumblings and rumours that this Kenobi show was having issues on the writing front. Star Ewan McGregor publicly downplayed any such talk, although writer Hossein Amini did depart the series back in January. Going forward, it’s believed that Joby Harold will start from scratch rather than pick up where Amini left off.
While this Obi-Wan series has yet to be given an official title, we do know that the action will be set eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and 11 years before A New Hope. Basically, that means that we’ll get a Kenobi who’s effectively in hiding on Tatooine, presumably going by the name of Ben Kenobi by now.
Originally, the plan was for this series to start shooting in January 2021. Given the uncertainty that currently washes over the world, let alone the entertainment industry at present, it remains to be seen whether that initial plans will be maintained.
As ever, expect more on this Obi-Wan Kenobi series as we get it.