It has been a strange weekend for Star Wars fans, and Obi-Wan Kenobi fans in particular. Friday saw a rumor take hold that the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi show on Disney+ had been canceled (this was NOT the parody account rumor most seemed to be reporting on). Since then, across the weekend the story has done the rounds across every scooper and leaker in this business. In the end, the general consensus seems to be that Obi-Wan has not been canceled and all is well with the Force. However, there are a few sources still claiming there is more to hear on this in the coming days and weeks.
In the meantime, it turns out that the folks over at Discussing Film have heard costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb has joined the crew for this show. The designer is known for shows such as FX’s Trust and Starz. Larlarb also worked on American Gods, Slumdog Millionaire, Gemini Man and very recently No Time To Die aka Bond 25.
Deborah Chow who directed episodes of The Mandalorian is still down to direct all six episodes. Hossein Amini (Drive) is set to write the series. It will be interesting to see if anything breaks with this show in the weeks ahead. I hope it gets made as I find Obi-Wan to be one of the few characters that all Star Wars fans still love. From what I can gather the mood is generally positive about Obi-Wan getting his own show amongst fans. It is something most fans seem to want to happen. Surely, that’s enough reason to push ahead with it, even if it gets delayed somehow?
Well, it seems if the show has been cancelled then no one has told Ewan McGregor’s reps. They told The Wrap, it was still a go and that seems to be the most official response yet. They also hired Larlarb at an awkward time, but who knows with this business? Let’s just hope we finally get to see this happen within the next year or so.
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SOURCE: Discussing Film, The Wrap