Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.
The Star Wars series was supposed to begin production this year with Screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive) and Director Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian). This seems unlikely as reported by Collider. The rumours hinted that trouble was brewing behind the scenes, with the crew assembled sent home.
It appears that Lucasfilm president and Obi-Wan producer Kathleen Kennedy was unhappy with the scripts and is currently on the hunt for a new writer to pen the series too. The series is also said to be reduced to a four-episode series from a six-episode series.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that only two scripts were written and that it possibly told the story of Obi-Wan watching over a young Luke and Leia – a story that mirrored that of The Mandalorian where the bounty hunter was tasked to protect breakout star Baby Yoda.
With the scripts being reworked, there’s no telling how long the series will be on hold for although McGregor and Chow are said to remain attached to the series.
The Star Wars franchise has hit a pause since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker but attempts to ensure it’s continuity is in the works with Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi approached to develop a new Star Wars film.
Fans have been excited to catch the Obi-Wan series so this delay is definitely not great news.
Sigh, you were the chosen one.