New info is out about the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series coming from Disney+. Lucasfilm has confirmed that The Mandalorian director Deborah Chow is set to helm the series, which will star Ewan McGregor, reprising his role from the Star Wars prequel films. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series takes place eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated, “We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga. Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”
The series will be written by Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive). Chow, Amini, and McGregor will serve as executive producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer.
In addition to episodes of the upcoming series The Mandalorian, Deborah Chow is known for her work directing American Gods, Better Call Saul, Lost in Space, Jessica Jones, Reign and Mr. Robot.
McGregor played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002), and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (2005). He also made a voice-only cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
The highly-anticipated series will be exclusive to The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming streaming service Disney+, which will launch in the U.S. on November 12, 2019 at $6.99 per month. The service will offer fans of all ages a new way to experience the content from the company’s entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, and will be available on connected TV and mobile devices.
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