Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus Series Gets Director, Writer


Disney and LucasFilm announce the upcoming Disney Plus Obi-Wan Kenobi series has a director and writer.

Announced to direct the series is Deborah Chow, who is also directing episodes of the Star Wars The Mandalorian series, and Chow is also known for episodes of American Gods, The Man in the High Castle, Lost In Space, Fear The Walking Dead, Reign, Marvel’s Iron Fist and more.

Announced to be writing the series is Hossein Amini, who has written episodes of The Alienist, McMafia, and movies such as 47 Ronin and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Ewan McGregor Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus D23 Expo

Obi-Wan Kenobi coming to Disney Plus

“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,” LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. “Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”

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.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series was first announced at D23 Expo.

Disney Plus launches November 12.