In a recent interview with The Wrap, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, spoke about more Star Wars stories will be told from a female perspective. And she went on to praise, Deborah Chow, who will be directing the upcoming untitled Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series, after directing one of the episodes from the first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
“It’s been very exciting to see the talent that’s come in. And we’re now developing the limited Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Deborah Chow, and she’s just been doing a phenomenal job.”
With the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series being described as a “limited” series, it might suggest that the series won’t be returning for future seasons and should be considered a one off. But it’s also worth noting things can change, as many limited series have been extended for more seasons, such as “Big Little Lies”.
The original plan was that this Obi-Wan story would be told in a movie, as part of the “A Star Wars Story” series of films, but following the box office failure of “Solo”, the project was put on hold, only later being reworked for Disney+.
The series was delayed earlier this year due to script changes and the show has been reduced from six one hour episodes down to four. Filming is expected to start soon, with more of it done within the ”volume” rather than on location, since its more easier to control with less production staff, now that the Coronavirus will impact how things are made.
Lucasfilm has many more Star Wars Live-action series coming to Disney+ including more Mandalorian seasons and spinoffs plus a Captain Cassian Andor show.
Would you be ok with the Obi-Wan series being limited to just short series?