TheHollywoodReporter has revealed that the live-action Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+ has landed director Deborah Chow, who recently directed two episodes of The Mandalorian.
This is the director Obi-Wan has been looking for. Deborah Chow, who directed episodes of the upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, is returning to the far-away galaxy and will direct the series featuring the popular character Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Chow’s other series credits include Jessica Jones, Better Call Saul, American Gods, and Mr. Robot.
Currently, it is unknown how many episodes that Deborah will be directing and if she’ll be tackling the limited-series by herself. Given her previous experience working on The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm could feel comfortable giving their seasoned streaming directors a larger workload.
We still haven’t learned from reports or announcements about who will be writing and showrunning Kenobi.
Production on the series with Ewan McGregor reprising the role is officially set to begin filming sometime in 2020.
There is an expectation that the Kenobi series will air sometime in 2021-2022 given the scheduling used on The Mandalorian.
Kenobi is officially taking place eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of The Sith, which allows for young Luke Skywalker to possibly appear.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER