Obi-Wan series in flux as rumours suggesting changes that could see a shorter run OR a return to film
Last week there were rumours, based on a hoax, that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series being developed for Disney+ had been cancelled. Now further rumours are surfacing from different, more reliable, sources that there are changes in production with various options being on the table.
Firstly - what hasn't changed is that Deborah Chow and Ewan McGregor are still attached to the series as it stands. We also know that Ewan McGregor has suggested that production has been delayed until early 2021, although that hasn't as yet reflected in a delay to the series broadcast plans.
One report from Collider is suggesting that there has been a change to the number of episodes being put together - instead of the original six, it may well be that the series is reduced to four. Further news from other sources is that Hossein Amini is to be replaced as the series' writer as part of this change.
In a potentially related development, Cinelinx Editor-in-Chief, Jordan Maison - who originally broke the news that the Obi-Wan TV series was in development - has taken to Twitter to share that his sources have suggested that Lucasfilm may well be considering returning Obi-Wan to the big screen instead. If this comes to pass we'll have come full circle as before Solo's box office failure the intention was to develop an Obi-Wan film next.
Welp, since I've had more than two (separate) people tell me, I can share a tidbit. Seems like they were (or are, hard to say right now) considering shifting it back to a MOVIE instead of a show. The lower episode count would mean they've certainly trimmed elements down. #Kenobi
— Jordan Maison (@JordanMaison) January 24, 2020