This is the TV sequence Star Wars followers have been ready for: Obi-Wan Kenobi is ready to return to screens in a brand new TV present from Disney.
Though followers feared that rumoured plans to develop an Obi-Wan spin-off had been placed on carbonite, actor Ewan McGregor – who has beforehand starred because the dry-humoured Jedi Grasp – has introduced he would return to the function in a brand new live-action sequence.
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“It’s been four years of saying ‘well, I don’t know’,” he advised followers at Disney’s D23 Expo. “Now I can say ‘yes, we’re going to do it’.”
However when precisely will we see McGregor in motion? And what’s the plot of the brand new sequence? Right here’s all the pieces we all know to this point…
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When is the Obi-Wan Kenobi on TV? How can I watch it?
The currently-untitled present doesn’t but have a launch date. Nevertheless, at Disney D23, LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy introduced all scripts are written and filming will start in 2020.
starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
The sequence will launch on the streaming platform Disney , a service launching within the USA, Canada and the Netherlands on Tuesday 12th November 2019.
Disney might be out there within the UK, however a launch date for that’s but to be introduced.
Who’s within the forged of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV sequence?
Ewan McGregor has been confirmed to play Obi-Wan Kenobi as soon as extra. He performed the character within the Star Wars prequel trilogy films, The Phantom Menace, Assault of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Obi-Wan was first performed by Alec Guinness – who died in 2000 – within the authentic Star Wars 1977 film.
Who’s making the sequence?
Simply introduced. Deborah Chow has been tapped to direct the brand new Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence debuting solely on @DisneyPlus: https://t.co/lKOnPWvqXR pic.twitter.com/gIaPi3ohH9
— Star Wars (@starwars) September 27, 2019
LucasFilm have introduced that Deborah Chow will direct the sequence. Chow, who lately labored on fellow Star Wars Disney sequence The Mandalorian, has additionally directed episodes of Mr Robotic, American Gods, Jessica Jones, Concern the Strolling Lifeless, Higher Name Saul and The Man within the Excessive Fort.
“We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga,” LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated in a launch.
“Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”
The sequence is written by Hossein Amini, the screenwriter behind movies and TV reveals like McMafia, Drive, The Alienist, 47 Ronin, Snow White and the Huntsman and Our Type of Traitor, which coincidentally starred Ewan McGregor.
Chow, Amini and McGregor will function government producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).
What’s the sequence about? When is it set?
The Obi-Wan sequence will happen eight years after the occasions of 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, the place we final noticed Obi-Wan watching over Luke Skywalker, the key youngster of Darth Vader, on Tatooine. This implies the present might be set roughly across the time of Solo: A Star Wars Story, a number of years earlier than A New Hope.
Not much more than that has been confirmed, though we are able to guess what the sequence may contain.
Firstly, there’s each probability it can function the pressure ghost of Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn. In any case, in Revenge of the Sith, Yoda outlined that Obi-Wan might be able to contact his previous grasp after he returned from “netherworld of the Force”.
Additionally, many are hoping the sequence can fill in a number of the questions on Obi-Wan. Why does he name himself ‘Ben Kenobi’ in A New Hope? How is he so aware of Mos Eisley? And did he have adventures outdoors Tatooine throughout his wilderness years?