Well it looks like Obi Wan didn’t find the high ground this time, based on the report by Collider that the Obi Wan TV series for the Disney+ is rumored to be on hold. THR also reported that only two scripts had been written and that Lucasfilm is now looking for a new writer to script the series, which is apparently being reconfigured from six-episodes to four-episodes.
Hossein Amin (The Alienist) dropped some information last year about the show saying: “I can’t say very much. The plan is to start shooting in July, Ewan McGregor signed on. I think he’s already said that it spans the period between episodes 3 and 4, so sort of after the fall of the republic and the massacre of the Jedi before the events of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’. It’s fascinating in the sense that it’s a period where there is a lot of change in the galaxy and a lot of hardship. So, for Obi Wan’s character, he has a lot to adjust to given the loss of his close friends and the order that he believed in. It felt like a really exciting opportunity to explore a different side of a franchise that I always loved and I’ve always loved it because of its spiritual aspects as well as its fun and action elements, it seems to work on way more than one level which isn’t always true for those big franchises.”
Hopefully the Obi Wan show will find the light of day and not burn up in lava like Anakin Skywalker did. All that I do know is that I’m hoping that they still keep Darth Maul in the series. Stay tuned to the page to hear more updates on the Obi Wan Disney+ show.