The eagerly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series has hit rocky ground, with backers Disney+ and Lucasfilm at a very late stage ditching the only two scripts that have so far been written for the show, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) claimed on Thursday, January 23. Citing “multiple sources” with knowledge of the matter, THR said the series, starring Ewan McGregor in a reprise of his Star Wars prequels role, has been “put on hold” as the companies search for a new writer to replace Hossein Amini, who previously penned the Ryan Gosling thriller Drive and also received an Oscar nomination for The Wings of the Dove. In another sign that all is not well behind the scenes, it is claimed that the series has been cut from a planned six episodes to four. Entertainment website Collider reported this week that its own sources claimed a crew that was prepping the Obi-Wan series shoot at Pinewood Studios in London had been sent home after being told that work on the show would be paused “indefinitely.” Rumors began circulating on social media last week that the show had been canceled, but Thursday’s reports suggest the production has not been abandoned. The news is nevertheless still a… Read full this story
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