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It's our continually updating round-up of all the information we have so far about the upcoming Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

The third live-action Disney+ Star Wars series is currently in production. This page is dedicated to everything we know so far about the as yet untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi centric series. Anything that is fact will be presented in regular type, anything that's rumoured but looking likely will be written in italics. You'll find links throughout to original/external news stories and articles containing further information, where available.

You may want to bookmark this page and check back often as we'll keep updating it with all the new information for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series as and when we get it, right up to when the show airs.

Be warned there could be potential SPOILERS throughout.

So without further ado, let's get on with it.

Release Date
The release date for the as-yet untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+ is unknown at this time, but likely not before early 2021. It's believed there will be eight episodes.

Background Development
From almost as soon as the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm was complete and a new series of films and spin-offs were announced, Ewan McGregor was quizzed about a return to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi. He publicly stated that he would be open to reprising the role, though he knew of no plans to do so. The Hollywood Reporter subsequently ran a poll where an Obi-Wan centric film was voted as the most wanted Star Wars anthology movie.

In August 2017 it was rumored that there were plans for a stand-alone Star Wars movie about Obi-Wan directed by Stephen Daldry, though nothing was officially announced.

In December 2017, it was reported that an Obi-Wan Kenobi anthology film was eying a potential January 2019 production start date, with filming to take place under the working title "Joshua Tree". However, the planned anthology film was reportedly shelved following the box office disappointment of Solo.

On August 23rd 2019, at the Disney D23 Expo, it was revealed that a series centered around Kenobi is in development for Disney+, with Ewan McGregor reprising his role.

  • Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Although at this time the only confirmed cast member is Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi, it's believed he will be joined by a "familiar mechanical co-star" (although if that's who it's clearly teased to be could potentially be canon issues).

Kathleen Kennedy is so far the only producer known. Expect additional names to be added soon.

No writers have been confirmed as yet but, according to Kennedy, as of August 2019 the show's scripts have been completed.

Stephen Daldry has long been linked with the project, although his believed associated pre-dates the series announcement and was touted as a potential Obi-Wan Kenobi movie director.

It's believed Ewan McGregor will direct several episodes of the series.

On August 23rd, 2019, at the D23 Expo, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stated that shooting would begin in 2020.

The series will take place eight years after Revenge of the Sith.

One of Ewan McGregor's first responses (to MTV News back in 2013) when quizzed about a potential Obi-Wan spin-off fits in with this timeline
I think it’s a good idea. The only bit that I could get away with doing is after the last one I made, Episode III, before Alec Guinness, there’s that period where he’s in the desert. That might be my window, there, to tell that story. I don’t know what he did in the desert. We could make up some stuff. I’d be up for it, could be quite exciting. I’d be up for it, for sure, of course.
This ties in with a report which surfaced in May 2018, when entertainment website TMZ claimed that [the movie] would take place on Tatooine a few years after the fall of the Republic shown in Episode III, when marauding Tusken Raiders and an evil warlord bring Obi-Wan out of hiding to protect the local farmers and a young Luke Skywalker.

There are no trailers for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series at this time.

1 - ?. Title: Unknown
Director: Unknown
Written By: Unknown
Synopsis: Unknown
Broadcast Date: TBC

It's believed there will be eight episodes.

That's everything we know at this stage, but as we hear of any news surrounding the upcoming Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series we will update this page, so check back soon.

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