Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy recently spoke with The Wrap about the future of the Star Wars franchise and how more Star Wars stories will be told from a female perspective. She went on to praise director Deborah Chow, who is currently working on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+, and also revealed that the series will be limited.
“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,” Kennedy shared.
The term “limited” series, suggests that the show would not return for multiple seasons. Disney and Lucasfilm have not revealed many details about the series so far including how many episodes the show might have. According to Jedi News, Ewan McGregor revealed nearly a year ago that the Kenobi Disney+ project was being developed as a series containing six hour-long episodes. Reports then started to surface at the beginning of this year that Lucasfilm was looking to reduce the episode number down to four.
Recent online reports suggest that the series is ready to resume production as early as next month with exterior filming at the ”train yard” in Southern California. Further filming is then expected to take place at Pinewood Studios UK.
Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Kenobi in the series and the events are said to take place eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and before Star Wars: A New Hope. The series will be directed by Deborah Chow. Chow and McGregor will serve as Executive Producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen), and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer. Joby Harold (John Wick Chapter 3) was brought on to rewrite the script.
A release date for the series has not been announced yet.