Director Deborah Chow Confirms Obi-Wan Kenobi Series for Disney+ is Still in Development

Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+ is still in development.
Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+ is still in development. | Jesse Grant/Getty Images

Star Wars fans have been speculating for years that Ewan McGregor would someday reprise his role as the younger version of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and McGregor himself finally confirmed in Aug. 2019 that a series all about the beloved character would be moving forward. Variety confirmed that filmmaker Deborah Chow has been slated to sit in the director’s chair for the show, which will see McGregor resurrect the iconic Jedi master.

Unfortunately, the series has been facing setbacks. Pre-production on the series was put on hold in Jan. 2020 while early scripts were scrapped and new writers for the show could be found. As reported by Variety, Joby Harold will be replacing the show's initial writer, Hossein Amini. After Amini's exit, it was announced that the start of production had been pushed back from Aug. 2020 to Jan. 2021. Little is known about what the Disney+ show will focus on, except that it is expected to be set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. However, according to Comic Book Movie, Chow has new details for fans on the progress of the show.

During a recent appearance at the virtual ATX Festival, Chow gave Star Wars fans a hopeful but subdued update on the spinoff's headway, saying, "We have a little more to do than that, but we're in development."

While you wait for more news, check out this awesome tribute idea fans have for Obi-Wan here.