With the news of fan-favourite character Obi-Wan Kenobi getting his own Disney+ series still fresh in fans’ minds, Lucasfilm has continued on with putting the crew together. First up, the director.
THR is reporting that Deborah Chow, who directed episodes of the upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, is returning to the far-away galaxy and will direct the series featuring the popular character Obi-Wan Kenobi. It is unclear as to if Chow will direct part of, or the whole series.
Ewan McGregor was announced to be reprising his role as Obi-Wan at this year’s Disney D23 festival, where he joined Kathleen Kennedy on stage to confirm the show.
“We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”
The series will be written by Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive). Chow, Amini, 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.
Chow has worked on some of the biggest television shows in recent memory, helming episodes for American Gods, Better Call Saul, Lost in Space, Jessica Jones, Reign and Mr. Robot.
The series takes place in between Revenge of the Sith, and A New Hope, during Obi-Wan’s time in exile following the fall of the Jedi Order. His time on Tatooine was previously seen in Star Wars Rebels, where he faced Darth Maul one last time.
McGregor’s Kenobi series is the third live-action series on the Disney+ lineup. The Mandalorian is set to launch on the streaming service upon its debut, with Disney also developing a Rogue One prequel .