Lucasfilm taps Deborah Chow as Kenobi series director

After making the forever rumored/teased a reality this summer with the announcement of a new Ewan McGregor starring Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series, Lucasfilm as found the person to bring that series to life. They didn’t have to look too far.

Announced on StarWars.com, the studio has tapped Deborah Chow, who worked on The Mandalorian Disney+ series for Lucasfilm, will serve as the executive producer and director for the upcoming series which takes place eight years after Kenobi entered exile in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

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“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,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”

Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive) will write the series and serve as an executive producer as well alongside Chow, McGregor, Kennedy, Tracey Seaward and John Swartz with Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice Presidet of Production Jason McGatlin will serve as a co-producer.

There currently is no timetable set for when the series will arrive.