Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series Recruits The Mandalorian Director Deborah Chow

Carla Harmon
September 30, 2019

Well, it appears production is revving up as Lucasfilm has announced Deborah Chow as the director of the upcoming series coming to the Disney+ streaming service. Chow also directed two of the eight episodes of the first season of The Mandalorian. Chow also comes to the series with quite an impressive resume in genre shows and otherwise, having directed and worked on shows such as Better Call Saul, American Gods, Lost in Space, Jessica Jones, Reign, and Mr. Robot. While it's not clear yet if she'll direct the entire series (which will come in at either 6-8 episodes), it is exciting nonetheless to see her talent attached to the show. There is no official word on when the Obi-Wan series will release yet.

The highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series is moving forward and it has just found its director. "Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in 'The Mandalorian, ' I'm absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story".

The Obi-Wan series will likely run for six or eight episodes, according to THR, but the exact number has not been confirmed at this point. He will also serve as executive producer alongside Chow, Kennedy, and Hossein Amini, who will write the screenplay.

The director, who already helmed part of Jon Favreau's "The Mandalorian" series, has been tapped so sit in the director's for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series which will see Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the iconic jedi master. 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). And have you checked out all of the Star Wars toys that were announced on Force Friday?

Disney+ launches on November 12th, which is when you'll be able to catch the first episode of The Mandalorian. Let us know in the comments.

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