Disney+ Series In Development
The new Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series is rumoured to be featuring another familiar Star Wars face.
According to CNBC’s Daniel Richtman, talk of a new casting has surfaced for the series, and while there’s little in way of plot details, it confirms that the show is looking to cast a young Luke Skywalker.
This ‘scoop’ is currently only available on DanielRPK’s Patreon account. According to RPK, the series will show Obi-Wan meeting Luke for the first time since handing him over to Owen and Beru.
The series is set to take place eight years after the events of Revenge Of The Sith which means this Luke will likely be around 8 years old.
Ewan McGregor confirmed at Disney’s D23 Expo in August that he would be reprising his role as the Jedi Master and revealed that the show will be six one-hour episodes that will take place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope –
“The storyline sits between Episode III and Episode IV. The Jedi Order was falling apart,”
“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. It’s quite something to get over.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to be directed by Deborah Chow, who has recently directed two episodes of The Mandalorian. It will be written by Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive) and is eying a production start date in 2020.
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