Lucasfilm has finally found a new writer in Joby Harold to work on the highly anticipated ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series.
The series was put on hold back in January when Hossein Amini left the project. Now things seem to be back on track with Harold making his first dip into writing a TV series.
Ewan McGregor was set to reprise his role as the titular character with Deborah Chow slated to direct.
Initially, the spin-off was meant to be a stand-alone feature, but due to a less than favourable reaction to ‘Solo’ the idea was put on hold. The series would be the third live-action ‘Star Wars’ show on Disney+ alongside Jon Favreau’s ‘The Mandalorian’ and one based on Cassian Andor in which Diego Luna will reprise his role.
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McGregor took over from Alec Guinness who played the character in the original trilogy, McGregor debuted in 1999’s ‘The Phantom Menace’ before returning in ‘Attack of the Clones’ (2002) and ‘Revenge of the Sith’ (2005). He also lent his voice to ‘The Force Awakens’ in Rey’s “force dream”.
Harold has previously executive produced both WGN America’s “Underground” and Netflix’s “Spinning Out”. He most recently penned Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” and executive produced “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”.