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McGregor has known about the Obi-Wan Kenobi show for a long time

by Sean P. Aune | October 26, 2019October 26, 2019 8:30 am EDT

Fans were thrilled when it was announced Ewan McGregor would return to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The famous Jedi will get his own series on Disney Plus, and it was fantastic news.

What we didn’t know at the time was that McGregor is a dirty, dirty liar.

Speaking with Men’s Journal, McGregor shared of the news being announced, “It’s a f***ing massive relief. Because for four years, I’ve been having to lie to people about it.”

We suppose we can forgive him for the lies as he shared that the series is planned for six hour-long episodes. He also shared that “the storyline sits between Episode III and Episode IV,” and that it will be right after the collapse of the Jedi Order. The actor went on to suggest that the fallout from Order 66 – aka The Jedi Purge – will be central to the series’ story.

The last thing McGregor shared is that the series is scheduled to film in the summer of 2020. We would imagine that means we won’t see it appear on Disney Plus until some time in 2021.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will be the third live-action Star Wars series to be released by the service. The Mandalorian will be the first and will debut on Nov. 12 along with the service. That series is already filming a second season, but it will then be joined by an unnamed Cassian Andor series. Obi-Wan has already signed on Deborah Chow to direct, and Hossein Amini will be writing.

Once Obi-Wan is ready to go, it sounds as though it will be ready to move fairly quickly.

Disney Plus will launch on Nov. 12.


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Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing