Like many Disney Star Wars projects, another one has run into some pre-production trouble. Disney+ has delayed their Obi-Wan Kenobi series featuring Ewan McGregor “indefinitely” because Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is reportedly unhappy with the script.
Led by Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini and The Mandalorian director Deborah Chow, production was supposed to start this month, but the crew was told to go home during the first day on set. Some reports suggest production will be pushed from the summer until January 2021, which means the show’s release won’t be until late 2021 or early 2022.
McGregor assures fans that the series is still in progress and that the scripts are excellent despite needing a bit of reworking.
"It's just been pushed back a little bit…It's very dramatic, it would seem, online. There's all kinds of **** online about it." Drama is what the internet does best! #ObiWanSeries #EwanMcGregor pic.twitter.com/7wO0dmN1CJ
— Ewan McGregor Daily (@EwanDaily) January 24, 2020
Following the anticlimactic success of The Rise of the Skywalker, the Star Wars franchise has an imfamous history of projects facing problems. Solo (2018) was the second lowest-grossing live-action theatrical Star Wars of all time, following The Clone Wars (2008), while Rogue One struggled with pre-production issues and many reshoots.
That being said, Star Wars fans still have season 2 of The Mandalorian to look forward to, out this fall.