Star Wars fans can apparently let out a collective sigh of relief. Earlier this year, the tragic news of the indefinite delay of the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series surfaced. A bevy of reports reveals that the creative forces at LucasFilm decided to take a step back and reevaluate the series following some differences of opinion. Now, as first reported by The Illuminerdi, production on the series will finally begin in March 2021.
Per the initial report, Industrial Light & Magic’s California location will house the closed set. Much like it did for the production of The Mandalorian, the cast and crew will report to the controlled environment to create the series in a safe manner given the expected COVID-19 restrictions.
In January, the series stalled due to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy’s displeasure with the show’s script. The scripts underwent a series of changes in hopes of resuming production this summer. However, the pandemic made that goal extremely unlikely. Additionally, series star Ewan McGregor and showrunner Deborah Chow are still very much attached to the project.
The Kenobi series looked to be an extremely ambitious adventure. With episodes directed by Deborah Chow (Beauty and the Beast), the series was 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, the upcoming series seems like the perfect place for the return of Darth Maul, who will reportedly appear in a number of Disney+ shows.
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