Star Wars has found its director for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. TV veteran Deborah Chow gets the chance behind the camera.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series has found its director. Deborah Chow will direct the Disney+ series, Lucasfilm announced on StarWars.com today.
This is welcome news for a number of reason. First, she has directed some great episodes in television. Chow has worked on American Gods, Jessica Jones and Better Call Saul.
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There was one scene in particular from the episode of Better Call Saul she directed that stood out. In the opening montage of Season 4, Episode 7 she so wonderfully depicted the chasm created between Saul and Kim Wexler. If you’ve never seen the show, that’s fine.
It pretty much showed how two people who live together had grown apart despite sleeping, eaeting, brushing their teeth next to each other every day. It was done in such an impactful way.
I’m looking forward to seeing what Chow will bring to the new series.
Although, we won’t have to wait too long. She also directed two episodes of The Mandalorian.
The second reason this news is exciting is because Lucasfilm is finally putting a woman in the role as director. Up until The Mandalorian, there have been no female directors for Star Wars. Chow and Bryce Dallas Howard will do so on the upcoming Disney+ series, which is excited.
Yet, when it comes to the behind-the-scenes action, the only voices we have been from a very specific demographic. Giving Chow the opportunity to do what she does best will bring a better balanced look to the Star Wars universe.
But there is still a long way to go.
I’m really excited to see what Chow is going to do with the Obi-Wan Kenobi series knowing her work. I was already looking foward to the series for the obivous reasons — cough, Ewan, cough — and this is just another layer.
There is no date yet for the untitled Kenobi series, but we have plenty Star Wars to last us until then.
Disney+ premires on November 12.