Disney+ is set to launch in a little over a month and the new streaming service will be packed with content from Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm. The service will also include new content including an all new live action series that will see actor Ewan McGregor return as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
According to an official announcement from Lucasfilm on StarWars.com, the new series has found its director. Deborah Chow has been tapped to direct the new Obi-Wan series for Disney+, which will be set eight years after the events of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith. Deborah Chow has directed numerous television series including Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Mr. Robot, Lost In Space and American Gods. She is also no stranger to the Star Wars universe having directed two episodes of the upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
“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. Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.” according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
The series will be written by Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive). Chow, Amini, and McGregor will serve as Executive Producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer.