It was lovely to finally have the Obi-Wan Kenobi series officially announced at D23 Expo last month and we now have an update of sorts on the production team working on these upcoming Star Wars shows for Disney+.
We’re now hearing that production designer Neil Lamont is working on both the Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk along with the upcoming Kenobi series starring Ewan McGreggor.
Neil previously worked as a supervising art director on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Edge of Tomorrow, Goldeneye, and a bulk of the Harry Potter movies.
As a production designer worked on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
This could certain speak towards the quality of these upcoming Disney+ series as they’ll be directly featuring characters from the movies.
Both shows are expected to be shooting at the newly expanded Dagenham studio facility in London.
HN Entertainment first reported that The Mandalorian landed a second season before the first season was shown at Star Wars Celebration earlier in the year. Also, production designer Andrew Jones is set to return with an expectation that Jon Favreau would return as well. The second season and Favreau’s return would be later confirmed by the man himself during his promotional tour for The Lion King.
We don’t know terribly much about either series in the way of plot/villain details except that the Cassian Andor series will take place many years before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and will be more in the spy genre.
The Kenobi series might be more familiar ground for fans as it will take place eight years after the events of Star Wars: The Revenge of The Sith and somewhat in the timeline of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which suggests we might see a young Luke Skywalker in some capacity.
Both shows according to the D23 Expo presentations from Lucasfilm are expected to begin filming next year.
The Mandalorian will kick-off the Disney+ launch on November 12th.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT