Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Back On Track With ‘King Arthur’ Writer

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+ is back on track. After getting derailed when writer Hossein Amini was forced off the project, Variety now reports Joby Harold has been brought in to pen the series.

Harold is probably best known for writing King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. He’s also one of the writers helping to develop Paramount’s Transformers franchise and is currently writing Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. This is his first crack at series TV, and it’s a Hell of a place to start.

Up until now, it was unclear what the future held for Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi who made social distancing cool before it was cool. We’ve known all along that Ewan McGregor would return as the character he played in the Star Wars prequels, with stories set in the gap between those films and the original trilogy. When Amini left, Lucasfilm/Disney put the series on indefinite hold, an act which McGregor played down. Throughout all of this, Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) stayed on as director.

It’s unclear when filming will begin, but with everything in flux right now it sure seems like a long wait is in order.


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