Ewan McGregor has explained that, for now, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+ is a “standalone season”, and will begin shooting in spring 2021.
Speaking to ET, McGregor was asked what the ongoing plans for the Star Wars TV series were, to which he explained, “As I understand, it’s a standalone season.” That doesn’t seem to be an absolutely final decision, however, with McGregor adding, “We’ll see. Who knows?”
Earlier this year, McGregor told IGN that shooting for the series had slipped to January, but that may have moved back again. “Spring next year we start,” the actor told ET. “I’m really excited about it. It’s gonna be great, I think.”
The internally planned release date for the show itself shouldn’t have slipped, but that’s still not been publicised. McGregor previously told us that he’s “read about eighty, ninety percent of what they’ve written so far, and it’s really, really good.” There’s still some question as to whether the show has been reconfigured from a six-episode series to a four-episode run, but McGregor said he hadn’t heard about that decision.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which was originally set to be a movie, is set to take place 8 years after Revenge of the Sith and will be directed by Deborah Chow, who helmed episodes of The Mandalorian. Joby Harold also recently signed on as a writer for the series.
For more, find out everything we know about the series and watch the moment that the long-awaited show was revealed at the D23 Expo 2019.
Source: IGN.com Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series Is a 'Standalone Season'