Deborah Chow who just directed multiple episodes of The Mandalorian which debuts laters this year is staying far-away galaxy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chow has been tapped to direct the currently untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+. It is unclear at this time if she will direct the whole series which is said to be six to eight episodes.
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.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy released a statement:
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.
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 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.
Chow is making a name for herself as she has directed some of the best episodes of series such as Jessica Jones, American Gods, Better Call Saul, Lost in Space, Reign and Mr. Robot.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter