When Lucasfilm first announced Star Wars anthology films, the most requested movie that fans wanted was a spinoff for Obi-Wan Kenobi. The movie was already said to be in the works, but after Solo failed to deliver at the box office, Lucasfilm had promptly put Kenobi on hold. What’s interesting is, it looks like the project is now being developed as a miniseries.
This comes from Star Wars News Net who says that a limited series is currently being developed for Disney’s streaming service, Disney+. For now, the studio is working on Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian with the Cassian Andor series in the backburner; Kenobi is said to be the next top priority.
While I’m always up for more Star Wars, I was kind of hoping that Lucasfilm kept giving us movies instead of live-action series. While I do love a good series like Game of Thrones, I always felt like the spectacle was always held back because of the limited budget. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how The Mandalorian turns out before we get decide whether to get excited or worried for other live-action shows.
For now, everyone is expecting a big reveal for The Mandalorian during Star Wars Celebration. To be honest, the slate for Lucasfilm is currently left blank after Star Wars Episode IX. We know that Rian Johnson and the Game of Thrones showrunners are working on their own series of films, but we don’t have a release window for any of those projects. Fingers crossed we’ll get an update next month.
A Kenobi limited series has not been officially announced.