Just a week after the official announcement that Ewan McGregor would be returning to the iconic role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in his own series on Disney+, we now know when the series will take place.
On a recent episode of The Star Wars Show one the hosts casually reveals that Kenobi will be set eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, which puts it 11 years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. There has been speculation that the series could overlap with some of the characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story, which would make a lot of sense as the film reveals the return of Darth Maul. However Maul and Obi-Wan had a rematch in Star Wars: Rebels which is considered canon.
Not much is known on the series, except that production will begin next year, and will likely drop fall 2020/Spring 2021 at the earliest. The series is expected to run 6 to 8 episodes.
Back in 2017, it was reported that an Obi-Wan film was in development, with Oscar-Nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) on board to helm the project. It’s unknown if Daldry has any connection to the series at this time.
Source: The Star Wars Show
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