Deborah Chow, the director of the Disney+ present, Obi-Wan Kenobi, went on the Crew Call podcast to speak in regards to the challenges that got here alongside engaged on the limited series. She had simply completed Mandalorian and Kenobi had gone via “quite a few iterations” and handed via a number of palms earlier than touchdown in her lap.
She says that whereas Kenobi was initially pitched as a standalone movie, even by the point it acquired to her, as a restricted sequence, it was at all times conceived as “one large story.” So it made sense that they’d faucet one director to steer all six episodes of the present. “This was a personality journey for Obi-Wan,” Chow says. They centered numerous consideration on Revenge of the Sith, ensuring that they acquired the nuanced characterization for Obi-Wan within the aftermath of Order 66.
Chow additionally revealed that they had been submitting the finale episode for Emmy consideration. “The center of the present is at all times going to be the scene between Hayden and Ewan with the cracked masks. That was the whole lot the present was constructing to.” She additionally cited the character moments with Leia, stating that “the brand new journey” that Kenobi set the characters on was actually vital for her to arrange.
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