Ewan McGregor Confirms Disney+ Kenobi Star Wars Streaming Series To Film In March 2021 And Only Last One Season?

Bespin refugee - October 10, 2020
[Update: Oct. 9, 2020] During an appearance on the Graham Norton Show, McGregor says they'll start filming in March 2021. Norton jokes about how Ewan is getting closer to Sir Alec Guinesss' age in A New Hope. McGregor says he has watched a number of Guinesss' earlier films to help meld the performances. (The series is said to take place around 8 years after Revenge Of The Sith and 11 years before A New Hope)

(Source: Cnet)

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight about Ewan McGregor's series, Long Way Up, they do briefly discuss the Obi Wan Disney+ streaming Series. Around the 6:35 mark, Ewan says next spring, he'll begin filming the series, which will only have one season.


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JeffCoJeffCo - 2020-01-26 @ 12:12 am

Not Disney+ as much as 123movies hah.

Belmont13 - 2020-01-24 @ 8:53 pm

I'm good on waiting, to be honest I'm kind of 50/50 on this series. On one hand there the prospect of exploring that time period might be interesting on the other hand I have to wonder how many stories can they tell of Obi Wan in exile on Tatooine.

ext1jvs - 2020-01-24 @ 3:46 pm

While Obi Wan might be one of the best Jedis that we have seen with an excellent portrayal by Ewan McGregor, I am interested and concerned for this new show. With the exception of Mandalorian, the show that people wait for on a weekly basis similar to Game Of Thrones! Disney has shown me that they do not respect the intelligence nor the time that we fans take to watch these new properties. Parts seven through nine were lackluster to say the least. We know Obi Wan's story from beginning to end, how is a new show based on a man living on a dessert planet going to be interesting? I hope they can pull this off, Disney might be making money off this franchise but they need to start respecting their cliental, or they might have the next Transformer movie franchise on their hands. 

JayC - 2020-01-24 @ 9:47 am

The news that hit the net late yesterday that the Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi stand-alone series which would star Ewan McGregor was being delayed due to script problems is being downplayed by the actor who spoke with Variety shortly after the news broke.I think we start shooting early next year as opposed to summer this year, Ewan McGregor, who will reprise his role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the series, told Variety at the Birds of Prey fan event at Hollywood and Highland. I think the scripts are great. Theyre in really good shape. They want them to be better. I think we keep our same airdate. All good. He went on to say, I didnt realize until we got here tonight and everybody is going, Oh, my god!, but its not really as dramatic as it might seem.The initial reports have indicated that the series is facing greater problems over needing better scripts than McGregor lets on. It's hard to say if the actor is being truthful about the issues being as problematic as they seem or if he is simply trying to do some damage control for the studio, my guess is it's the later, but we will just have to wait and see.

Bespin refugee - 2019-11-09 @ 7:40 pm

DiscussingFilm.net talks to screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive, 47 Ronin, Snow White and The Huntsman and The Snowman) about the recently confirmed "Kenobi" series, coming to the Disney+ streaming service. The series is said to be a six-episode limited series, and is scheduled to start filming in July. Like Ewan, Amini had had to remain tight-lipped about the project, but, says he has been involved for almost two years, on and off. You can read more at DiscussingFilm.net.

tudortiger2000 - 2019-09-28 @ 8:09 am

I wonder if we'll see a young Luke in the series or even a reference to Satine Bicker?

tudortiger2000 - 2019-09-28 @ 8:07 am

This is a good move for Disney.  After bombing the Solo movie, it'll be refreshing to thresh out a story over several episodes in order to expound more on the untouched mythology of Obi Wan, not to mention rendering in live action epic scenes and stories from the comics!

Bespin refugee - 2019-09-28 @ 2:07 am

After serving as one of the directors on the upcoming series The Mandalorian, Deborah Chow has now been announced to direct the recently announced series that will focus on Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. iHossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive) was also named as the writer for the series. Both The MAndalorian and the "Kenobi" series will air on the Disney+ streaming service.'Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated, We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga. Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, Im absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.'Chow, Amini, and McGregor will serve as Executive Producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilms Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer.(Source: StarWars.com)

Bespin refugee - 2019-08-24 @ 2:46 am
2019 D23 Expo: Video Of Ewan McGregor Confirming His Return As Kenobi

The rumors were confirmed today at the D23 Expo as Ewan McGregor was announced to return as Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi for a series on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. . Here's a look at the actual announcement.

Satam - 2019-08-16 @ 1:12 am

I'm good with this, as long as it doesn't lead to Disney deciding to make a Boba Fett series.

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