Not long after The Book of Boba Fett aired its Season 1 finale, Star Wars gave fans another Disney+ show to look forward to. We’d known about Obi-Wan Kenobi for quite some time. But now we finally have a release date.
Unlike past Disney+ Star Wars shows like The Mandalorian, this series will actually only be directed by one person. And you’ve seen her work before.
Deborah Chow is not new to the Star Wars universe, and this will not be her first time directing a Star Wars series. Chow directed two episodes of The Mandalorian in its first season, “Chapter 3: The Sin” and “Chapter 7: The Reckoning.” She will be responsible for directing all episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi when it releases this spring.
But Chow has had plenty of other directing credits before this, including Better Call Saul and American Gods. She has also directed episodes of Mr. Robot and The Vampire Diaries.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is being labeled as an “original limited series,” which means its first set of episodes will also be its last. There are no plans for a second season, and this very well might be the last time we see Ewan McGregor play Obi-Wan Kenobi,
So far, we know that the series will take place — at least to start — 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. We know that characters such as Darth Vader, Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen will make appearances, though it’s unclear how big or small those roles will be. We also don’t know much about any new characters Obi-Wan may cross paths with … or familiar ones he might reunite with along the way.
Chow has a major task ahead of her. But judging by her Mandalorian work, we’re about to see something quite remarkable indeed.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow and stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. The series premieres exclusively on Disney+ May 25, 2022.