Earlier this year, the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series was delayed indefinitely. The initial report indicated that LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy was not happy with the show’s script. Therefore, the scripts are undergoing a series of changes and, as first reported by Variety, Joby Harold will now lead the charge.
Harold is becoming a rather busy man in Hollywood. The screenwriter is currently writing the sequel to Bumblebee for Paramount Pictures. Additionally, Harold co-wrote the script for Zack Snyder’s upcoming film Army of the Dead alongside Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3).
Harold will take over the for Hossein Amini, the original writer for the series. Amini departed the series when the initial delay was first announced.
The Kenobi series looked to be an extremely ambitious adventure. With episodes directed by Deborah Chow (Beauty and the Beast), the series is set to feature the likes of Luke Skywalker and Jar-Jar Binks. Additionally, Ewan McGregor teased his version of Obi-Wan Kenobi would be more like Alec Guinness’ original incarnation. The actor seems genuinely excited to reprise and expand the role in a series. Moreover, Disney+ continues to move forward with season 2 of its first live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian.
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