The first live-action show we’ve heard about for Disney+ after the successful launch of ‘The Mandalorian’ is the new Ewan McGregor-starring Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Recently, we learned that Deborah Chow (‘Jessica Jones’,’Mr. Robot’), who tackled a couple of episodes of ‘The Mandalorian,’ will be in charge of the upcoming “Star Wars” show.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has already given her full confidence in Chow saying, “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.”
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Now, Chow herself is sharing how working on ‘The Mandalorian’ has helped prepare her for her next gig:
“One of the biggest benefits is that I just spent the last year in the “Star Wars” universe and I had great mentors, coming in under Jon and Dave. Absorbing that, I feel, was the best training I could have had to take on the next one. So much of it just feeling it and understanding it, on an instinctual level, to know what’s right and what’s wrong with it. And there’s so much knowledge — every prop, every costume is important. Every detail really matters.”
As Chow directed the Baby Yoda episode, questions came up as to if we’d see him in the upcoming series:
“[Laughs.] I can’t talk about Obi-Wan, but I don’t think the baby will be coming with us on that one. I think the baby steals the show.”
That isn’t too surprising as the Kenobi series is slated to take place between episodes III and IV with ‘The Mandalorian’ much later in the timeline.
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