Ewan McGregor was recently interviewed by Entertainment Tonight and was asked for an update on the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus series to which the actor revealed he begins shooting next spring and that the series is being produced as a standalone single season.
ET‘s interview with McGregor confirms more details from our exclusive report on this story, as we broke the news on the Kenobi series in full detail back in February 2019.
You can read our report from back then here, where we stated:
“An Obi-Wan Kenobi limited TV series is happening, is the next top priority for the Disney+ streaming service, and that it could be as many as six episodes.”
McGregor’s confirmation comes off the heels of Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy calling it the “limited Obi-Wan Kenobi series” in a recent interview.
When asked by ET’s Ash Crossan about the status of the series, McGregor revealed shooting begins early next year, and while the series is set as a one-and-done season, the Scottish actor casually left the door open a crack just in case, though I wouldn’t read too much into that.
“Yeah very soon. Spring next year we start, so I’m really excited about it. I’m super excited about it, it’s going to be great I think. There’s no talk of two (a second season) it’s pretty much as I understand it a standalone season. But we’ll see, who knows?”
There is currently no official release date for the untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus series, though with it filming next spring I imagine a 2022 release date is the most realistic.
SOURCE: ET Online