WHAT IS NEXT FOR OBI-WAN?
The Obi-Wan series didn’t have an announced release date when it was delayed, although it had been set to initially begin filming in August of 2020. The episodes are currently being rewritten with the intention to begin filming early next year. Reports have suggested that Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy wasn’t pleased with the scripts that had been produced for the show.
The idea of bringing A’Sharad Hett from the Legends continuity is interesting. He would have made a compelling enemy for Obi-Wan, especially given their mutual connection and regret that comes with their former friendship to Anakin Skywalker. But industry chatter, and a report by ScreenRant, suggests that the concept of Obi-Wan protecting a young Luke Skywalker from a collection of strange bounty hunters was just too similar to The Mandalorian (which, to be fair, is about a hero on a desert world fighting strange bounty hunters to protect Baby Yoda).
While the show might still end up featuring this villain, as well as the young Luke and who knows…maybe even appearances from a young Leia. The rewrites will surely shift the tone and focus of the upcoming show. We won’t know what these changes will ultimately be until the series is closer to filming. However, we will definitely have our eyes on the lookout.
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