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Disney Plus’ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Is Still a Go, Director Says

Fern Siegel

The Obi-Wan Kenobi live-action series is still on Disney+’s schedule, reports

That’s according to Deborah Chow, who is the executive producer-director on the six-episode project, set between “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” noted that Chow, who directed episodes of “The Mandalorian,” dismissed any talk of a pause when she appeared last week “on a pre-recorded Mandalorian panel aired during a live stream of this year’s virtual ATX Festival.”

Earlier this year, star Ewan McGregor said shooting for the series was moved from late summer to January 2021. While promoting “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey,”

McGregor told a press conference: “The scripts are really good. I saw 90 percent of the writing and I really liked it.”

No release date has been set, however, Joby Harold (“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”) has been hired as a writer.

The streamer is also gearing up for two other series: a Cassian Andor series with Diego Luna and a new, female-led “Star Wars” series. The latter take place in a separate location within the vast “Star Wars” universe. This twist is the brainchild of Leslye Headland, who is the co-creator-executive producer of “Russian Doll,” the hit show currently streaming on Netflix.

Headland will be writer-showrunner for the as-yet untitled “Star Wars” drama.

In addition, pre-production has begun on season three of the lauded “The Mandalorian.” The show was the first “Star Wars” series to launch on Disney+ and its success helped propel the streamer to 54.5 million subscribers as of late May.

Photo credit: Lucasfilm

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