Production halted on Obi-wan series at Disney+

Carla Harmon
January 24, 2020

(Although, let's be real, when hasn't there been a ton of pressure on Star Wars?) It makes a lot of sense for Lucasfilm to emphasize quality over quantity at this point, especially when they have new seasons of The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars coming down the pipeline already.

And the reportedly thorny production on "Obi-Wan" isn't the first snag the "Star Wars" saga has hit in recent years.

McGregor added: "I didn't realise until we got here tonight and everybody is going, 'Oh, my god!'". Instead of shooting this August, they just want to start shooting in January, that's all. Scripts written by Hossein Amini (Drive) have been thrown out, with Disney-owned Lucasfilm now looking for a new writer.

'I think the scripts are great. The Obi-Wan Disney+ series was deep into pre-production and planned to begin filming soon, but crew members at Pinewood Studios, London have now been sent home.

Obi-Wan Kenobi first fell on the Death Star.

Another added: "So rumor is that Disney screwed the pooch yet again and made a decision to go ahead and CANCEL the Obi-Wan Kenobi series over on Disney+". 'But it's not really as dramatic as it might seem'.

McGregor spoke to IGN at a Birds of Prey media event, pointing out that these kinds of production delays are fairly common, but it shouldn't impact when fans around the galaxy will see the Obi-Wan Kenobi series debut on Disney+ (although we're not sure exactly when that was supposed to be). I think we keep our same airdate.

So far there is no implication the series has been cancelled but only been placed on hold.

McGregor previously played Obi-Wan in "The Phantom Menace", "Attack of the Clones", and "Revenge of the Sith", and contributed voice work to "The Force Awakens" and "Rise of Skywalker". It was then changed to a Disney+ series, which required changing the script.

The service launched in the U.S. back in November and United Kingdom viewers will be able to access it when it is officially released on March 24.

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