Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series Gets Delayed

Emma Wiliford, Writer

At Disney’s D23 2019 expo, the fan-desired Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series was announced via Kathleen Kennedy and Ewan McGregor.  The TV series was said to be put onto Disney’s popular streaming service, Disney +. Disney did not announce a release date, but the untitled Star Wars TV series was set to start filming in July of 2020. However, recently the show has been put on hold, and filming has been pushed to summer 2021.

This caused a giant frenzy on the internet and many rumors to surface that the show was being cancelled altogether. This rumor can be sourced to a tweet made by a parody movie review account, claiming that “Ewan McGregor has exited the ‘OBI-WAN’ Disney+ series due to creative differences.”

This tweet is inaccurate, and it has been stated by McGregor that the show will still be moving forward.

According to a recent report, Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi original series was put on hold due to script rejections. Disney has rejected two scripts for the show, leaving the company to develop new and interesting concepts and stories for the project.

Despite these massive changes, actor Ewan McGregor and director Deborah Chow remain fully involved and attached the project, and have stated that the show’s premiere date likely won’t be impacted by the script changes.

The Obi Wan Disney + series will join the other popular Star Wars shows including The Mandalorian, and the upcoming Cassian Andor series. Fans have been clamoring for details regarding the plot of the show, and many theories surfaced. The biggest theory regarding the show would be that it takes place after Episode III and before Episode IV.

McGregor confirmed that the show would take place after the events of “Revenge Of The Sith”, and before “A New Hope”. The show would take a look at the aftermath of the destruction of the Republic by none other than Obi Wan’s ex-apprentice, Darth Vader. The show would also explore Obi Wan’s emotional state after the fall of the Jedi Order, and the uncertain future of the Jedi Knights.

These delays and script re-works hopefully mean that the Obi Wan Kenobi TV series will have a perfected story and satisfying exploration of McGregor’s character.  However, nothing is set in stone, and anything could happen.

At Disney’s D23 2019 expo, the fan-desired Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series was announced via Kathleen Kennedy and Ewan McGregor.  The TV series was said to be put onto Disney’s popular streaming service, Disney +. Disney did not announce a release date, but the untitled Star Wars TV series was set to start filming in July of 2020. However, recently the show has been put on hold, and filming has been pushed to summer 2021.

This caused a giant frenzy on the internet and many rumors to surface that the show was being cancelled altogether. This rumor can be sourced to a tweet made by a parody movie review account, claiming that “Ewan McGregor has exited the ‘OBI-WAN’ Disney+ series due to creative differences.”

This tweet is inaccurate, and it has been stated by McGregor that the show will still be moving forward.

According to a recent report, Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi original series was put on hold due to script rejections. Disney has rejected two scripts for the show, leaving the company to develop new and interesting concepts and stories for the project.

Despite these massive changes, actor Ewan McGregor and director Deborah Chow remain fully involved and attached the project, and have stated that the show’s premiere date likely won’t be impacted by the script changes.

The Obi Wan Disney + series will join the other popular Star Wars shows including The Mandalorian, and the upcoming Cassian Andor series. Fans have been clamoring for details regarding the plot of the show, and many theories surfaced. The biggest theory regarding the show would be that it takes place after Episode III and before Episode IV.

McGregor confirmed that the show would take place after the events of “Revenge Of The Sith”, and before “A New Hope”. The show would take a look at the aftermath of the destruction of the Republic by none other than Obi Wan’s ex-apprentice, Darth Vader. The show would also explore Obi Wan’s emotional state after the fall of the Jedi Order, and the uncertain future of the Jedi Knights.

These delays and script re-works hopefully mean that the Obi Wan Kenobi TV series will have a perfected story and satisfying exploration of McGregor’s character.  However, nothing is set in stone, and anything could happen.