When appearing on the UK chat show The Graham Norton Show this past weekend Ewan McGregor spoke about Obi-Wan.
The project was going to lens this past summer at Pinewood Studios in the UK. COVID put a stop to that, however the show had already been rumored to be placed on hold a the scripts were substantially re-worked. There were also some dark rumors of cancellation. Not anymore. McGregor confirms he will start filming in March 2021. Speaking to host Norton, he said:
“It’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose. It’s not all (about) me. But it certainly will be a lot of me, which is good! We start shooting it in March of next year.”
He also spoke his age, and how he is now much closer to the age Alec Guinness was in the Star Wars timeline so he has to try and meet in the middle between his prequel portrayal and what the great legend of screen Guinness did himself.
Set eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and around ten years before A New Hope, it will no doubt find a Kenobi on Tatooine trying to keep an eye on young Luke Skywalker from a distance.
Deborah Chow will direct the whole show.