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Star Wars' 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Series Back On Track At Disney+ With New Writer

Star Wars series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' put on hold for scripting issues. Now the series is reportedly back on track at Disney+ with a new writer. Read to know more.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been in highlight for a long time. The Star Wars series which was supposed to be streaming on Disney+, was earlier put on indefinite hold due to issues in the script. Now the series is back on track with a new writer. Read to know more.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi series back on track

At the beginning of 2020, rumours were making rounds that Obi-Wan Kenbo series starring Ewan McGregor has been cancelled. Later it was revealed that the show is put on hold due to scripting issues. Kathleen Kennedy, President Lucasfilm, was reportedly dissatisfied with the creative decisions made with the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the script. The makers were concerned about the striking similarities it had with The Mandalorian, as per reports.

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Now according to recent reports, a new writer, Joby Harold has been brought in to pen down Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. He takes over Hossein Amini, who left the show in January. Harold was an executive producer in Keanu Reeves-starrer John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. He is also writing the script for Army of the Dead, upcoming zombie film helmed by Zack Snyder. The Star Wars show marks Joby Harold’s first venture as a writer for a television series.


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Ewan McGregor confirmed in 2019 that he is returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi for this Star Wars series. When rumours about the show getting cancelled were out, McGregor talked about it in an interview. He said that the scripts are excellent and they just want them to be better, so they just pushed it back. 


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Obi-Wan Kenobi series is said to be directed by Deborah Chow. The series will reportedly have only four episodes, whereas the original number was six. The show was reportedly going to feature Evan McGregor's Kenobi guiding a young Luke on his journey to understand the force. The release date of Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ has not been revealed yet.



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