Kathleen Kennedy recently spoke about the future of the Star Wars franchise, including the now limited Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Following on from Stark’s earlier piece, Lucasfilm president Kennedy revealed the news in a recent interview. It now looks like the anticipated series will be done as a limited series, as opposed to multiple seasons.
Kennedy says –
“It’s been very exciting to see the talent that’s come in. And we’re now developing the limited Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Deborah Chow, and she’s just been doing a phenomenal job.”
Deborah Chow previously worked on The Mandalorian and is now working on the limited Obi-Wan series. As for how many episodes the Disney+ series will consist of, that is unclear at this time. However, production is scheduled to begin soon.
Ewan McGregor is back as the Jedi Master in the series. It had been rumoured for years that the actor was going to return, but nothing ever really materialised. It wasn’t until Kennedy invited McGregor on the stage last summer confirming it.
Talking about the series, McGregor said –
“I think I am going to enjoy it all the much more. I think our technology is such now that… I think we’d shot the first one on film, and we shot the second one when we got to Australia on the then-new HD cameras, which were pretty primitive compared to what they are now.”
“But nowadays, I think things have moved on so much, and I think a lot of what you see is gonna be what we see on the set.”
It’s not clear when we will be able to take a first-look at the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.