Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series starts filming in March 2021

Part of Disney’s plan with Disney+ is to exploit its massive film and TV properties as much possible as it grows its user base. The Mandalorian has proved a massive success and other Star Wars spinoff series is a major part of the strategy. The much-maligned Obi-Wan series will finally go into production in March 2021, if everything goes to plan.

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According to lead actor Ewan McGregor, who also portrayed the character in the Star Wars prequal films, the production team is ready to go in March of 2021, unless the pandemic further derails plans to film. The new series is expected to follow Obi-Wan eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. It will be the first time that a spin-off movie or series focuses on a character from the main series of films and is also portrayed by the same actor.

The coronavirus pandemic has scuppered a lot of filming plans, for Disney and all other production companies. This new timeline for the new Star Wars series doesn’t detail how long the filming will take or when the series will be released. Luckily the second season of The Mandalorian is around the corner to keep us busy until then.

Ewan McGregor went onto the The Graham Norton show to detail some of his thoughts on the role and his expectations for the new series.