The upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor that was announced at the D23 Expo now has a director and writer, with Deborah Chow set to direct and Hossein Amini working on the script.
The Disney+ series takes place eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Chow recently directed Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian for Disney+. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said of the choice:
“We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga. Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”
Chow, McGregor, writer Amini (The Alienist, Drive), and Kennedy will be Executive Producers along with Tracy Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).