RUMOR: John Williams to Score Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
While many fans seem to have a love-hate relationship with the Star Wars franchise, one thing is universally agreed – John Williams’ score is legendary. Even entries that Williams has had no part in are built on the foundations of his famous themes and motifs.
John Williams scored all nine of the movies in The Skywalker Saga (1977-2019), earning him a Grammy nomination for each entry and six OSCAR-nominations and 1 win for Star Wars: A New Hope. He even wrote Han’s Theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story, which John Powell primarily scored.
While Williams stated that The Rise of Skywalker would be his final time composing a Star Wars score, it seems that he may be making an exception for television.
According to LRMOnline, Williams is returning to the long-running franchise to score Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Disney+ limited series starring Ewan McGregor.
Whether Williams is scoring the whole show, arranging new pieces, or simply assisting another composer, the site could not state, but they claim to be “100% confident” that Williams is back!
To back this rumour up, Williams was allegedly spotted in a Los Angeles recording studio, a scoop shared by The One Ring, which can be found in the above video at 01:53:00.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi will launch on Disney+ on May 25th.