OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Wars Series Production Delayed For Script Rewrites

Already in preproduction, the Star Wars Disney+ series KENOBI has now been delayed according to Collider and corroborated by The Hollywood Reporter.

This might sound like a terrible thing but THR reports how the scripts in place were viewed as too similar to the story taking place in the other Star Wars Disney+ series, THE MANDALORIAN.

"It is unclear why scripts became an issue so late in the process. One source said the Kenobi story trod similar ground as The Mandalorian, seeing the Jedi master lending a protective hand to a young Luke and possible even a young Leia, perhaps mirroring how the Mandalorian took Baby Yoda under his protective custody."

Right after this news broke, IGN spoke to series star Ewan McGregor, at a media event for his upcoming movie BIRDS OF PREY, about the delay and the actor said the following: 

"It’s just slid to next year, that’s all. The scripts were really good. I think now that Episode IX came out and everyone at Lucasfilm's got more time to spend on the writing, they felt like they wanted more time to spend on the writing. I’ve read about eighty, ninety percent of what they’ve written so far, and it’s really, really good. Instead of shooting this August, they just want to start shooting in January, that's all. Nothing more dramatic than that. It often happens in projects, they just wanted to push it to next year. It will have the same release date, I don’t think it will affect the release date. They're still shooting towards having the film [show] release when it was going to be originally."

Also reported is how there is a slight possibility that the series could be in development back to being a feature film seeing as how the planed six episode series may be reduced down to four episodes.

To read more about this news over in THR, click here.