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Ewan McGregor talks the upcoming Kenobi series

by Sean P. Aune | September 11, 2020September 11, 2020 8:30 am EDT

It looks as though the Kenobi series for Disney Plus is inching closer to production, and it could ramp up in Spring 2021.


The Kenobi series feels as though it has been in development forever, but it is definitely not dead. Officially announced in Aug. 2019 after endless rumors, there was an apparent snag with the scripts, but things continue to move forward.

Speaking with ET Online, McGregor said a Spring 2021 start date has been targeted, but you should expect it to only run for one season. “As I understand, it’s a standalone season,” said McGregor. “We’ll see. Who knows? [I’m] really excited about it. It’s gonna be great, I think.”

The exact timeline of the series is unclear with some sources saying five years after Revenge of the Sith and other saying eight years. No matter which amount of time ahs passed, this will be firmly set during the time Obi-Wan was living as a hermit on Tattoine. While we expect he will leave the planet as part of the story, it makes you wonder who will watch over Luke in his absence.

Deborah Chow is set to direct the entire season as well as serve as an executive producer alongside McGregor. The two of them will be joined by Hossein Amini, Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward, and John Swartz.

No release date has been announced for Kenobi as of yet.

ET Online


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