Director Deborah Chow Says Untitled Star Wars ‘Kenobi’ Series Is Still In Development. During a pre-recorded panel between the Mandalorian directors and show runners, director Deborah Chow shared an update regarding her upcoming, and currently untitled, Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars series for Disney+.
Fellow director Taika Waititi was asked about the progression of his recently announced Star Wars feature film joking that it was “all finished”. Chow was asked a similar question regarding her new series and shared, “We have a little more to do than that, but we’re in development.”
The series has been through many delays and hurtles since its inception. In the beginning the series was actually meant to be a new Star Wars film following Obi-Wan Kenobi as he looks after a young Luke Skywalker, albeit from a distance, to make sure he is not found by Darth Vader or the Empire on Tatooine.
Then out of the blue, Disney and Lucasfilm seemed to outright cancel all future Star Wars projects in 2018 outside of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with no explanation other that the fear of “film fatugue” for the franchise. Turns out, the studios were actually gearing up for the big reveal of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.
The previously canceled films found a new home on Disney+ as exclusive content, only this time, the films would be adapted into series such as The Mandalorian, untitled Kenobi and untiled Cassian Andor (Rogue One) series, as well as another untitled series reportedly lead by a female protagonist.
The creation of Disney+ also sparked a 6th and final season for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and it is currently rumored that some of the characters from Star Wars: Rebels and The Clone Wars are set to appear in Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
Are you excited for the new Star Wars series coming to Disney+? What other Star Wars stories would you like to see? How do you think Obi-Wan becomes Ben Kenobi? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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