The force is still strong with this up-coming series. Deborah Chow (Star Wars: The Mandalorian) confirms the Obi-Wan series is still in development for Disney+, according to Comicbook. The live-action series is set to debut 6 episodes and follows Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!), while he serves as the secret guardian of future Jedi Luke Skywalker, on the desert planet Tatooine.
Chow appeared on a pre-recorded Mandalorian panel during a live stream of this year’s virtual ATX Festival and updated the series. The series was originally pushed back to August 2020, before being pushed to January 2021.
“The scripts are really good. I saw 90% of the writing and I really liked it,” McGregor said according to Comicbook. “All this bullsh-t about creative differences and all that stuff, none of it is true. We just pushed the dates … last episode, [Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker] came out, everyone had more time to read the stuff that had been written, and they felt that they wanted to do more work on it.”
The series is set to take place between Episode III and Episode IV in the Star Wars film franchise. “It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him — Well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think, dealing with that the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of Episode III,” said McGregor, according to Comicbook. “It’s quite something to get over.”
Star Wars: The Mandalorian is available to stream on Disney+, costing $6.99 a month for the platform subscription. There is no official release date yet for Obi-Wan.