We’ve been hearing about a KENOBI project, based on the legendary Jedi, for years. First as a possible movie project. But with the poor box office of SOLO, pretty much all spin-off movies were sidelined, and development on the project seemed to have all but stopped.
But with D23 that has all changed. During the Lucasfilm panel at Disney’s annual fan-event, it was announced that joining THE MANDALORIAN on Disney+, we’ll be getting a series on Obi-Wan Kenobi starring Ewan McGregor, who took on the role in the Star Wars prequels.
I know, I know, “prequels, ewwwww”, I get it, and I definitely share the sentiment. But you have to admit that McGregor’s role in the trilogy was definitely a standout, and I personally can’t wait for this to premiere, especially under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy.
Not much else is known except that production will begin next year, and the series will take place after the events in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. So who knows, maybe we’ll get more Darth Maul? We’ll see.