Last year, before the pandemic, the Obi-Wan-centered Disney+ series was planning to shoot in this past summer. However, in January it was put on hold to retool the scripts they had. Now, Ewan McGregor confirmed on Friday’s “The Graham Norton Show” that the series plans to start shooting in March of next year. All six episodes of the limited series will be directed by Deborah Chow. The series was originally set to shoot at Pinewood Studios in the UK. Presumably, this hasn't changed. You can check out the interview below:
Below is a transcript of McGregor's statement about shooting:
“It’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi story, I suppose. It’s not all (about) me. But it certainly will be a lot of me, which is good! We start shooting it in March of next year.”
The series will be set eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, but a decade before A New Hope. Star Wars fanatic have mentioned that this will have the series set around the same time as the film Solo: A Star Wars Story. For the character of Obi-Wan, this means he will still be living on Tatooine in secret, watching over a young Luke Skywalker. With the series set 10 years before the event of that film, McGregor in real-life (He's 49) and his version of Obi-Wan will be close to the age of Alec Guinness's version from A New Hope (Guinness was 62 when he acted in the original film). Thus, McGregor added his performance will try and meet “somewhere in the middle” between McGregor’s own work in the prequels and Guinness’ work in Star Wars. A challenge in deed given the iconic nature of Guinness's original performance. Stay tuned!