ComingSoon.net spoke to Ewan McGregor earlier today at the Doctor Sleep junket, and he confirmed to them that before Kenobi was announced as Disney+ series it was indeed going to be a single film.
“It wasn’t always going to be a series, not initially,” McGregor confirmed. “When we first started talking about, that wasn’t really in the cards but everything’s changed so much, so quickly. It’s really exciting that it is now. I’m really into the idea to be able to tell the story over several hours instead of just one hit. I think it’s going to be quite cool.”
Consisting of six hour-long episodes, the new series will take place eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, where we last saw Obi-Wan delivering the infant Luke Skywalker to his Tatooine homestead. It is expected to begin its production in summer 2020.
The series will be written by Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive) and directed by Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian). 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.
We wait for more information on this exciting Disney+ series.