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Filming For Disney+ Obi Wan Kenobi Series Starts Next March

Filming For Disney+ Obi Wan Kenobi Series Starts Next March

Actor Ewan McGregor revealed filming is scheduled for next spring

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Ewan McGregor has revealed that filming for the upcoming Disney+ Obi Wan Kenobi spin-off will start shooting in March next year.

Production on the eagerly anticipated series was pushed back due to the coronavirus but McGregor has now confirmed that there's not too long of a wait until filming begins.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, McGregor said: "It's the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose.

"It's not all me, but it certainly will be a lot of me, which is good! We start shooting it in March of next year."

The actor previously joked that he'd like it if the as-yet-untitled series was called Hello There, in reference to one of his character's iconic lines.


He told ACE Universe: "That would be fun. That would get my vote. But we'll see, I don't know yet what it's going to be called."

McGregor will be reprising his role of Obi-Wan - having first played the character all the way back in 1999 in The Phantom Menace, he then signed on for two sequels (Attack of the Clones in 2002 and Revenge of the Sith in 2005).

The new series is set eight years after Revenge of the Sith and 11 years before A New Hope.

Earlier this year, 49-year-old star let slip that the show will most likely be a one-off.

He told Entertainment Tonight: I'm really excited about it. It's going to be great, I think."

Before adding: "As I understand, it's a standalone season. We'll see. Who knows?"

McGregor has said that he's very much looking forward to playing the Jedi once again, even more so than he was when he starred in the sequels.


Appearing on the Empire Podcast, McGregor said: "I'm more excited about doing this one than I was doing the second and third one that we did before.

"I'm just excited about working with [director] Deborah Chow, and the story lines are going to be really good I think. I'm just excited to play him again. It's been long enough since I played him before."

As yet the new series doesn't have a release date or title, but we'll let you know as soon as the news is announced.

Featured Image Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm

Topics: TV and Film, Disney+, Ewan McGregor