Lucasfilm Confirms Star Wars ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ will be a Limited Series on Disney+. Star Wars fans have been waiting patiently for any updates and news regarding the highly anticipated, and still untitled, Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+. Recently, Kathleen Kennedy spoke with The Wrap and shared a new detail about the series, stating “”It’s been very exciting to see the talent that’s come in. And we’re now developing the limited Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Deborah Chow, and she’s just been doing a phenomenal job,” Kennedy shared.
This is the first time Lucasfilm has confirmed the idea that Kenobi will be a limited series, meaning it will only host one season. Granted, there is only so much content the series can cover before crossing hairs with the established canon of the films, so this does not come as a complete shock.
The Kenobi limited series has been through many delays and hurtles since its inception. In the beginning the series was actually meant to be a new Star Wars film following Obi-Wan Kenobi as he looks after a young Luke Skywalker, albeit from a distance, to make sure he is not found by Darth Vader or the Empire on Tatooine. Kennedy has shared previously that the initial storyline for Kenobi too closely followed the themes of The Mandalorian, so she ordered a rewrite for the series.
Then out of the blue back in 2018, Disney and Lucasfilm seemed to outright cancel all future Star Wars projects outside of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with no explanation other that the fear of “film fatigue” for the franchise. Turns out, the studios were actually gearing up for the big reveal of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.
The previously canceled films found their new home on Disney+ as exclusive content, only this time, the films would be adapted into series such as The Mandalorian, the untitled Kenobi limited series, and the untiled Cassian Andor (Rogue One) series, as well as another untitled series reportedly lead by a female protagonist.
Are you excited for the new Star Wars series coming to Disney+? What other Star Wars stories would you like to see? How do you think Obi-Wan becomes Ben Kenobi? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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