Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series Lands Director Deborah Chow

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The upcoming Disney+ series focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi has found a director in Deborah Chow, who also handled episodes of The Mandalorian

What a WEEK it’s been, huh? And somehow it still isn’t slowing down. On top of all manner of Star Wars goodness this week thanks to Triple Force Friday reveals, and even a game trailer, we now have some news on the upcoming Kenobi TV series.

The news comes from THR, who reports that Deborah Chow will direct the upcoming series for Lucasfilm. Chow has already dabbled in the galaxy far, far away, having directed two episodes of The Mandalorian, but there’s a good chance you’ve seen her handiwork already. She’s directed episodes on a number of popular TV series, including The Vampire Diaries, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, American Gods, and Jessica Jones just to name a few…

With Ewan McGregor set to reprise his role as the exiled Jedi Master, and with all of the scripts already written and ready to go, it sounds like things are moving quickly for the upcoming Disney+ series. While it’s not clear yet if she’ll direct the entire series (which will come in at either 6-8 episodes), it is exciting nonetheless to see her talent attached to the show.

The official StarWars site has confirmed the news as well, adding in a statement from Kathleen Kennedy:  “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.”

Disney+ launches on November 12th, which is when you’ll be able to catch the first episode of The Mandalorian.