As you know, Disney and Lucasfilm are currently in the process of polishing up the scripts for the upcoming Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series. When previously talking about the project and the scripts, Ewan McGreggor said that the news that has been going around is “not really as dramatic as it might seem.” He went on to say, “I think the scripts are great. They’re in really good shape. They want them to be better. I think we keep our same airdate. All good.”
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy reportedly let go of series writer Hossein Amini, and now the studio is on the hunt to find the talent to replace her. According to Variety, two potential solutions that Lucasfilm is looking at is Dave Filoni and Christopher Yost, both of which worked on The Mandalorian.
The question now becomes who will be brought in to replace Amini. According to industry sources, Disney is already exploring several possibilities but nothing official has taken place as of yet. Given the nature of the project, the company will no doubt have the pick of the litter in terms of bringing in a well-known writer and showrunner. One obvious solution would be to bring in someone from The Mandalorian aside from Deborah Chow, who directed multiple episodes of The Mandalorian and will direct all of the Kenobi series. Two potential solutions could be Dave Filoni and Christopher Yost, who both wrote episodes of The Mandalorian, with Filoni also directing two of them.
Filoni and Yost are both great choices, and I’d actually love to see them both jump on board! They’ve both worked on the Star Wars animated shows, and I loved what they did with The Mandalorian. Yost is currently working on Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop series, so that could prevent him from working on the Obi-Wan series, but I hope not!
We’ll just have to wait and see who Disney and Lucasfilm end up bringing on board. Would you like to see Filoni and Yost be a part of the creative process?