Heads up, Star Wars fans. One of the most highly anticipated series that we hardly know anything about is now being put on hold. At least, according to some undisclosed sources. A recent report by Collider indicates that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor is being put on hold so the script can be rewritten. Here’s the scoop.
According to Collider, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been put on hold “indefinitely” because the head of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy wasn’t happy with the scripts. The series, which will be exclusively streamed on Disney+, will follow Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, which was a megahit for the streaming platform, so it’s no wonder Kennedy reportedly wants the show to be just as loved, if not more.
This is what Collider’s report has to say about the situation and the show’s apparent delay:
Two independent sources with knowledge of the situation tell Collider that the Obi-Wan series has been put on hold, as the crew that had assembled at Pinewood Studios in London was sent home. A timeframe was not given, but the crew was told that the show would be down “indefinitely.”
We’re hearing that Lucasfilm president and Obi-Wan producer Kathleen Kennedy was not happy with the scripts. Sources tell us that what will most likely happen next is the scripts will be reworked with the hopeful goal of reassembling this summer, but there’s always the possibility that that timeframe could shift.
It’s also important to point out that the Obi-Wan series has been a long time coming. It was first planned to be a feature film that Stephen Daldry was going to direct. Then Lucasfilm decided to move in another direction and turn it into a show on Disney+, with screenwriter Hossein Amini and director Deborah Chow as the showrunners. The series was supposed to start production in early 2020, but this recent news indicates that filming might not start for quite some time.
We don’t know a whole lot about what’s going to happen to the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated with the latest information as soon as it’s released.