Earlier this year, the prospect of Disney+’s standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi series met with serious doubt. In January, we heard rumors that the show had been canceled entirely. A followup story reported that would be delayed indefinitely, after Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was apparently unhappy with the scripts. Disney ultimately pushed back production from the summer of 2020 to early 2021. But star Ewan McGregor called reported script problems “bulls***.” He had seen “90% of the writing” and described it as “really good.” But it’s clear that not everyone felt the same way, as we now hear that a new writer has been hired for the project.
Harold will replace Hossein Amini (who wrote
In addition to writing and directing 2007’s
There seem to be no other major changes in front or behind the camera. Deborah Chow will still direct, which is good news as she already has an impressive résumé in television. Not only has she already proved successful handling the galaxy far, far away, directing two outstanding episodes in season one of