Over the past year it seemed any news regarding the production timeline of the Star Wars Kenobi series was always bad. That trend can finally be ended because we are happy to report from our source that the production for the upcoming series has been pushed up to January 4th, 2021. The series was tentatively scheduled to begin production around March, but has now been pushed up. With the popularity of Star Wars on the rise thanks to The Mandalorian it is safe to assume that Disney wants to make sure there is new Star Wars content scheduled.
A new update to FTIA production list has the Kenobi series beginning production on January 4, 2021 as well. With Boston, MA and London as the two production locations. The site has also updated the summary of the series while it is nothing groundbreaking it is what most have speculated that the Kenobi series would be on Tatooine.
Tatooine-a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.
This seems to be great news for the Star Wars community and Disney in general. If production for Kenobi can start at the beginning of the year then there might be hope the series could premiere on Disney+ at the end of 2021 instead of 2022 like what was originally speculated.
This series has been in the works for a couple years with it originally scripted as a standalone movie. The Kenobi limited series will see Ewan McGregor reprise the role of Obi Wan Kenobi with Deborah Chow directing the series.