Star Wars: Deborah Chow Directing The Obi-Wan Series

Deborah Chow

by James White |
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Disney trotted Ewan McGregor out at this August's D23 event to confirm that he will indeed be back as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series for its Disney+ streaming service set in the Star Wars universe. And the company is reaching back into the roster of people who have already directed SW series for this one: The Mandalorian's Deborah Chow will handle the gig.

Set eight years after Revenge Of The Sith, the series will follow the continuing adventures of the Jedi master as he deals with the fallout of Anakin's betrayal and seeks his own new path. Hossein Amini will write the miniseries.

"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," Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy said. "Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story." Chow's credits include Better Call Saul, Mr Robot, American Gods and Jessica Jones for TV and The High Cost Of Living on the big screen.

Disney+ launches in the States (we'll still waiting for a specific UK date) on 12 November, but the Obi-Wan series won't shoot until next year.

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