The previous week there were discussions all over the internet suggesting that the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series by Lucasfilm was in hot waters. As per rumors the show which was being made for Disney Plus is canceled or that Ewan McGregor the star had quit.
Fortunately, the truth is out now, Lucasfilm is basically set to restructure and rewrite the series to correct its course. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been shut down but just for now, it’s a temporary halt only so the scripts can be written again Ewan McGregor confirms.
As per Collider and The Hollywood Reporter the exact details still haven’t been uncovered but what we do know is that the crew assembled for the show has now been allowed to leave and the sets have been wrapped up. Kathleen Kennedy is back on the drawing board restructuring the overall story and actually shortening it from 6 to 4 episodes.
Lucasfilm is hiring a new writer and it has been reduced to 4 episodes. Deborah Chow is still attached to direct
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The good news, however, is, that McGregor & director Deborah Chow are still on the board while screenwriter Hossein Amini has been sacked. Lucasfilm is starting from point zero and finding a new writer. As per Collider, the production is to begin this summer.
According to one source, the Kenobi story has a very similar storyline to that of the Mandalorian, as the Jedi master is shown lending a hand to young Luke this sort of mirrors how the Mandalorian safeguards baby Yoda.
While Star Wars fans might get frustrated with such news but this is getting a reoccurring scene in the Star Wars galaxy as Rogue one also went massive reshoots as well.
But at least we can take a breath of relief as the Obi-Wan series is not going to be scrapped.