We may know why there were alarming rumors about the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series — but the scripts might be in good hands after all.
Star Wars fans across the world held their breath when rumors began circulating that the untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series might never happen.
Thankfully, these assumptions turned out to be exaggerations — hello there, internet!
What wasn’t exaggerated, though, were apparent issues with the show’s story — the most important component of a major project like this. You can’t have a solid show without a solid script, and Lucasfilm is reportedly on the hunt for those they can trust to rework the narrative.
Rumor has it that Christopher Yost might have a hand in how the series’ overarching narrative plays out. Oh, and Dave Filoni, too.
Yes, you read that right: Dave Filoni. The man responsible for the animated Star Wars properties that are still to this day bringing fans together and giving those of all ages the chance to fall in love with this galaxy far, far away all over again.
Filoni isn’t perfect. Both The Clone Wars and Rebels took at least a season to truly find their footing, and each Filoni-driven project has its weak points.
But the important thing to note here is that at this point, Filoni is one of the most important creative bridges between where Star Wars began and where it’s headed. He has worked so closely with George Lucas that it’s no surprise Kennedy and company have trusted him with so much. He knows the heart of the franchise, and he will continue to play a vital role in making sure that heart remains in every story told onscreen.
Obviously, Lucasfilm isn’t messing around when it comes to the story this show will tell and how it will fit into already existing canon. Since it’s a Disney+-exclusive series, they will do anything to make sure it’s Mandalorian-level good. Good shows = more subscribers. And more subscribers … well, that’s how this business thrives.
Having a variety of writers, directors, and producers on various Star Wars projects moving forward is absolutely essential. But it’s clear Lucasfilm knows they can always rely on Filoni when they want to make sure a new show’s overarching story is exactly what fans are hoping for — and more.
What do you most want to see in the upcoming Obi-Wan Disney+ series? Which characters do you hope will return?