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Disney+ "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Series With Ewan McGregor Delayed

Disney+ "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Series With Ewan McGregor Delayed
January 24, 2020 - 18:49 / Lucas Anderson

News of an "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series from Disney+ was confirmed at the D23 Expo in August 2019. Ewan McGregor returns for the series to reprise his role as "Obi-Wan." Now, after script difficulties, it seems that fans will have to wait a little longer than anticipated to see the series.

The still untitled "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series has now paused production as it seeks new scripts. Rumours were circulating about the status of the show, but this will reportedly only be a temporary delay. The creative team at the helm of the series still has every intention of making it happen, Ewan McGregor included. Director Deborah Chow, who recently worked on The Mandalorian, remains with the project as well.

Ewan McGregor of the Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Series and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy at the Disney+ Showcase in 2019.

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What to expect from the "Obi-Wan" series on Disney+

The "Obi-Wan" series is planned to be the next Star Wars content from Disney+, which recently released the highly successful The Mandalorian on its platform. One potential change stemming from the script delay is that the series could be reduced from six episodes to four. In the meantime, the series is looking to quickly arrange for a new writer.

This entry in the Star Wars universe is expected to take place eight years after the events of The Revenge of the Sith. The Revenge of the Sith, from 2005, was also the last time that McGregor portrayed "Obi-Wan" on-screen.

Ewan McGregor of the Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Series at the Disney+ Showcase in 2019.

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More "Baby Yoda"?

Here's to hoping that the "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series is able to get back on track quickly. The Mandalorian and "Baby Yoda" have left fans eagerly awaiting new Star Wars content from Disney+!

THE MANDALORIAN. 2019. Baby Yoda.