As Disney and Lucasfilm are continuing to expand the world of Star Wars, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series led by Ewan McGregor being developed for Disney+ is one step closer to getting done.
According to the Illuminerdi, the series is looking to start production sometime in March 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Sadly, it is hard to tell if the project will actually hit that production start with everything going on in the world. However, March gives them over six months to prep and continue the casting process which is currently underway.
Earlier this year, producer Joby Harold (John Wick Chapter 3) was brought on to rewrite the script. Deborah Chow, who received praise for her directing duties on The Mandalorian, is set to direct all episodes of Kenobi. 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).
Not much is known on the series at this time; however, earlier reports revealed that Kenobi would take place eight years after Revenge of the Sith. Former writer, Hossein Amini‘s version of the script reportedly featured appearances from a young Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, again, the new script could change all that. There has been speculation that the series could overlap with Solo: A Star Wars Story and possibly bringing back Darth Maul.
There are also reports making the rounds that Hayden Christensen will return as Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader in the series. It is unclear how big of a role the character would have, but the role would apparently feature flashbacks to their time during The Clone Wars.
Disney+ has multiple Star Wars projects in various stages of production including the Cassian Andor/Rogue One prequel series, an untitled female-led series being developed by Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland, The Bad Batch animated series, also being reported but not confirmed by Lucasfilm at this time is a live-action Ahsoka Tano series, starring Rosario Dawson (makes her debut in season two of The Mandalorian), a live-action Boba Fett series, and a live-action Ezra Bridger/Grand Admiral Thrawn series.
Season one of The Mandalorian is available to stream on Disney+ now. Season two will debut this October. The studio is already in development on a third a season, which is aiming for a 2021 release.
Source: The Illuminerdi