A few months back reports surfaced that the Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series was being put on hold to re-tool the script. Now, thanks to a new report, we now know what some of the script entailed.
According to the Illuminerdi, the series was going to take us back to Obi-Wan on the iconic desert planet of Tatooine, where the legendary Jedi would care for a young Luke Skywalker. Check out the logline provided by the site below.
Tatooine, a desert planet where farmers work hard under the heat of two suns. Meanwhile, they try to defend themselves and their loved ones from the marauders Tusken. A planet behind the edge of civilization. And a place where it would be unlikely to find a Jedi master, or an orphan child on whom the future of the entire galaxy weighs on its small shoulders.
Despite rumors of the series cancellation back in January, pre-production on the project is moving forward. The studio recent tapped producer Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow, King Arthur) to take over writing duties from Hossein Amini (Drive) who departed the series in January.
Early report on the series detailed that it would take place eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. It is unknown if this is still the case with Harolds involvement, it is also unknown if the series will remain on Tatooine and feature a young Luke Skywalker (rumors also surfaced that Lukes sister Leia would also make an appearance).
Ewan McGregor will return as the famous Jedi master, with Deborah Chow hot off her directing duties on The Mandalorian, will helm the series. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy will produce along-with Chow, Jason D. McGatlin (The Rise of Skywalker), Tracey Seaward (The Queen), and John Swartz (Rogue One).
The Obi-Wan series is expected to begin production in early 2021 and per a press release the series could debut on Disney+ in 2022.
Source: The Illuminerdi