Deborah Chow has been named as the director of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series coming exclusively to Disney+



What’s Happening:

  • Disney+’s exclusive new series based on Obi-Wan Kenobi has selected Deborah Chow to direct.
  • Deborah Chow is coming almost directly from her work on The Mandalorian to helm the series.
  • Aside from her work on The Mandolorian, Chow has also directed episodes of Mr. Robot, Fear The Walking Dead, and Better Call Saul
  • Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the new series.
  • The new series for Disney+ will be set in the Star Wars timeline eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • The series will be written by Hossein Amini, who previously worked on The Alienist and Drive.
  • Deborah Chow, Hossein Amini, and Ewan McGregor will all serve as Executive Producers alongside Tracey Seaward, who previously worked on The Queen, and John Swartz, who worked on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as well as Kathleen Kennedy.
  • Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President of Production, Jason McGatlin, will serve as a co-producer of the series exclusively for Disney+

What They’re Saying:

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