Filming of the upcoming Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series, whose last known working title was Pilgrim, has been moved up two months to January 2021 — and it will take place in both Boston, Massachusetts and London, England.
Previously, Ewan McGregor — who will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi — confirmed that the series was set to start production at London’s Pinewood Studios in March of next year.
Tonight’s report is the first that Star Wars fans have gotten about filming on U.S. soil. Boston CBS 4 news affiliate shares these details:
It looks like “Star Wars” is coming to Boston. A posting by the Film & Television Industry Alliance on productionlist.com says “Star Wars: Kenobi” is set to shoot in Boston on Jan. 4, 2021.
The article also notes that:
A shoot is also scheduled in London for that date. There was no further information on exactly where filming will be in Boston.
It is not yet known where McGregor will begin filming or which scenes will be filmed where — London’s Pinewood Studios has both indoor and outdoor lots that can be used by movie studios.
Additional casting details for the Kenobi series have not yet been revealed, though reports indicate that live-action Aladdin (2019) actress, Naomi Scott, is in the running as McGregor’s co-star.
McGregor last appeared as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode III -Revenge of the Sith (2005). The new streaming Star Wars series — which is the first of many Disney and Lucasfilm have planned for the Disney+ platform — is set to take place approximately eight years after Revenge of the Sith and about 11 years prior to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).
An official synopsis of the Obi-Wan Kenobi show reads:
Tatooine-a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy [Luke Skywalker] on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.
Are you excited that we may get to watch the Obi-Wan Kenobi series sooner than expected?