BREAKING: A New Writer For Star Wars Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
In an exclusive, Variety posted that Joby Harold will write the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.
Harold takes over writing the highly-anticipated series from Hossein Amini, who left the project back in January. This would mark Harold’s first time writing for a television series. He most recently executive produced “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” and is also writing the script for Zack Snyder’s film “Army of the Dead.” He was one of two writers, alongside James Vanderbilt, who was selected to develop a new take on the “Transformers” franchise for Paramount.
To date, Harold has served as an executive producer on the critically-acclaimed WGN America drama series “Underground” and the recent Netflix series “Spinning Out.” It was announced back in October that Harold and his Safehouse Pictures banner had signed a first look deal with Legendary Television.
Deadline’s Dino-Ray Ramos added:
The series was first announced last August at D23. Deborah Chow is set to direct and Ewan McGregor is on board to reprise his role as the titular Jedi, marks Harold’s first writing stint on a TV series. He was the executive producer of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and penned King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. He is also on board to co-write a new iteration of Transformers at Paramount and is writing Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. He also served as an EP on WGN’s Underground and Netflix’s Spinning Out. Deadline also exclusively reported that Amblin Partners signed a two-year first-look deal with Harold and Tory Tunnell’s Safehouse Pictures.
I covered the August 2019 announcement below:
Star Wars: Kenobi Announced; The Mandalorian Trailer Debuts At D23
And my earliest story about the production of the standalone movie/series came in 2017:
Obviously, a ton has changed since August 17 and it wouldn’t surprise this reporter if Obi-Wan’s journey to Disney+ has some more twists and turns.
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