Earlier today we released an article on the delay of the Kenobi series due to script issues, which resulted in the crew being sent home, but according to Obi-Wan himself, Ewan McGregor, it isn’t nearly as big of a deal as the internet is making it out to be.
McGregor stated that he thinks “the scripts are great” but “they want them to be better”. However, despite the fact that the series is now shooting early next year and not this summer, he also said “I think we keep our same air date”. This will be a relief to everyone excited for the series. He later added “It’s really not as dramatic as it might seem”.
So it looks as if nothing much has changed from the fans’ point of view, and if McGregor is right, we should still be able to stream the show on Disney+ on the originally planned airdate. It has also been confirmed that Lucasfilm are looking for new writers for the series, since Hossein Amini left the show.
The Hollywood Reporter also have tweeted regarding the series, saying that it will no longer be six episodes, rather four. This may or may not be related to the delay in filming. Whatever the case, even if Kenobi is getting half the amount of episodes The Mandalorian did, I’m very excited to see Ewan McGregor return as Obi-Wan and have high hopes for the series.