Ewan McGregor: Obi-Wan Kenobi Series to Start Shooting in March

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones." Photo by Lucasfilm/Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock (5886234as)

We won’t have to wait too long for Ewan McGregor to done Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi robes.

In a Zoom appearance on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show McGregor revealed that Disney+’s untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series will begin filming in March 2021.

“It’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose. It’s not all me, but it certainly will be a lot of me, which is good,” McGregor said of the show. “We start shooting it in March next year.”

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series was announced back in August 2019 and was supposed to start filming the following year, but the shoot was delayed after writer Hossein Amini left the project in January 2020.

Amini was replaced by Joby Harold in April of 2020 and then the scripts were rewritten which forced production to be delayed into 2021. Deborah Chow, who directed part of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, will helm the series.

McGregor played Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and has reprised the role in the voice cameos for 2015’s The Force Awakens and 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker.

There’s no release date for the unnamed Kenobi series.

Watch the full interview below.