Obi-Wan Kenobi series delayed by Disney+

A new writer is needed for the project.

Disney+ and Lucasfilm have reportedly put their planned Obi-Wan Kenobi series on hold. 

The two are currently seeking a new writer for the project, which is to feature original actor Ewan McGregor, after scrapping the scripts which had already been written. 

They were concerned that viewers could see the the protective relationship between the Jedi and a young Luke Skywalker as being too similar to the one featured in The Mandalorian

Disney+’s other acclaimed Star Wars series sees the titular bounty hunter Din Danjorin (Pedro Pascal) taking care of the adorable Child, dubbed Baby Yoda on social media. 

The rewrite will also take the series’s episode count down from six to just four.

Despite the delay, McGregor has confirmed he’s still on track to star and Deborah Chow, who also helmed two episodes of The Mandalorian, will still direct.

The actor told gaming site IGN that filming will commence in January 2021 but an official release date has not yet been set.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series was originally conceived as a film with The Reader’s Stephen Daldy attached to direct but Lucasfilm decided to expand it into a series instead.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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