After months of speculation, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is finally back on track. Although the show won’t be coming to Disney+ anytime soon, we can confirm production will begin in early 2021, and a new title has been revealed.
As reported by Production Weekly, the working title for the upcoming Disney+ series is “PILGRIM,” which actually makes a lot of sense. Given most fans believe the show will take place after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, closely following Kenobi’s journey as one of the galaxy’s last remaining Jedi.
Although production has been pushed back to early next year, during an interview with Good Morning America, McGregor revealed the setbacks are actually a blessing in disguise.
“We start shooting at the very beginning of next year, they’re in pre-production from this summer, there are scripts that I’ve read that are really good, they’re continuing to write on them to make them even better, and we start very early next year.”
The actor went on to reminisce about what it will feel like to play the beloved Jedi once again and how much he enjoyed watching The Mandalorian on Disney+:
“And I’m excited about it. I think the last one I shot was in 2003, so it’s been a while. It’ll just be there, I think. Also, I’m reminding myself by watching their new films and The Mandalorian and stuff, I really enjoyed. I keep myself as current as I can with the Lucasfilm world. I don’t think it will take two minutes; I’ll put the cloak back on and I’ll be there, I think.”
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Source: Production Weekly