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Report: The Obi-Wan Series Put On Hold As Search For New Writer Begins

Posted by Ryan on January 23, 2020 at 07:28 PM CST

Well, after a back and forth rumor mill last week, it seems there was some fire with the smoke surrounding the status of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the series has been put on hold, as they look to find a new writer to pen the scripts:

Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars series centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi has been put on hold as the companies attempt a retooling, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The series, which sees Ewan McGregor reprise his role of the famed Jedi Knight, was in the throes of pre-production.

The news gets worse from there as they also report the amount of episodes will be shortened:

Sources tell THR that the scripts – only two were written – and story became an issue and that the entire package has been jettisoned. Lucasfilm is now on the hunt for a new writer to pen the series. At the same time, sources say the series is being reconfigured from being six episodes to four episodes

The show was as far along as screen tests with Ewan McGregor and a shoot that was scheduled to start this summer, but it now appears that those things will change.

No word on a release date for the Disney Plus series, but you can expect a delay from the original plan.

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