Exciting news for Star Wars fans who have been waiting for any announcements regarding the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+; it will start shooting in March 2021 after it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Obi-Wan himself, actor Ewan McGregor.
On The Graham Norton Show, McGregor said that it will be a challenge to meet in the middle of the younger Obi-Wan he portrayed in The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), and Revenge of the Sith (2005), and Sir Alec Guinness’ portrayal of the Jedi knight in A New Hope (1977). McGregor says he watched a lot of Guinness’ old films to prepare for the prequel trilogy movies.
The new series was announced in 2019 and will be one season with six episodes. Award-winning director Deborah Chow, known in the Star Wars fandom for directing The Mandalorian, will be directing this new series. It will be set eight years after Revenge of the Sith and 11 years before A New Hope.