Typically we get news about what to expect from future projects and their upcoming developments, but today is a little different. While the Obi Wan Kenobi series is still coming in the future, we have stumbled across a bit of info that helps to clarify what almost happened in the past.
The untitled Obi-Wan series has been the crown jewel of Star Wars properties in development for the Disney Plus streaming service. Simply because Star Wars star Ewan McGregor has been flirting with returning to the role for decades, practically since his last appearance in Revenge of the SIth. Last year’s D23 announcement by Kathleen Kennedy and McGregor featured them insisting that there’s a great script and direction for the show, which in turn had Star Wars fans salivating at the notion that a multi-episode series would be going before cameras in 2020. Alas, those hopes were dashed with the subsequent announcement this year that the Obi-Wan series would be postponed for rewrites and seemingly undergo an entire overhaul.
Now that there’s a brand new direction, you know what they say… Out with the old and in with the new. However, before we move on, we at The Illuminerdi were able to get our eyes and ears on some older intel from the previous iteration of the show. And the more you know about the past, the more prepared you are for the future.
Obi-Wan Series’ Previous Disney Plus Logline
We were privy to the working logline for the last iteration of the Obi-Wan series, which reveals the direction and some key elements of the Jedi’s planned adventures. Check it out:
“Tatooine, a desert planet where farmers work hard under the heat of two suns. Meanwhile, they try to defend themselves and their loved ones from the marauders Tusken. A planet behind the edge of civilization. And a place where it would be unlikely to find a Jedi master, or an orphan child on whom the future of the entire galaxy weighs on its small shoulders.”
It’s hard to avoid the thought of previous reports that indicated it was the similarity in plots between the Obi-Wan series and the smash-hit The Mandalorian that forced the new direction for the show. The Mandalorian crossed over into pop culture appeal based on the strength of The Child, better known as Baby Yoda. That show followed a mysterious bounty hunter who is tasked with protecting a Force-sensitive kid, and it seems that would have been the motivation behind the previous Obi-Wan plot as well.