DEBORAH CHOW TO DIRECT OBI-WAN KENOBI SERIES

Hot off the Triple Force Friday press event, StarWars.com has revealed that Deborah Chow will direct the new Obi-Wan series for Disney+. Chow, best known for her work on the TV series Reign (2014-2017), was noticed by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy for her work on the upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Check out the complete details below. This directing choice sounds incredible as Chow is no stranger to the genre TV having helmed episodes of the new Lost in Space, Fear the Walking Dead, and American Gods. #AFJ4LIFE

Press Release: Deborah Chow has been tapped to direct the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series that is exclusively for Disney+. Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the series, which takes place eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated, “We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga. Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”

The series will be written by Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive). Chow, Amini, and McGregor will serve as Executive Producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer.

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