While Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi series was only announced in August, it has actually been in development for quite some time.
In an interview with Men's Journal, star Ewan McGregor revealed that he has know about the series for the last four years! "It’s a fucking massive relief," he said. "Because for four years, I’ve been having to lie to people about it."
McGregor also dropped some other nuggets, saying that the series won't film until next summer and that it will consist of six hour-long episodes. As for story details, he revealed that “The storyline sits between Episode III and Episode IV," right after the collapse of the Jedi Order. McGregor hinted that the slaughter will be central to Obi-Wan's arc, but stopped himself before revealing any more new information.
The Obi-Wan series is one of many Star Wars TV shows Disney+ has in the works. The Mandalorian is set to premiere on Nov. 12, the same day the streaming service launches, and an untitled series centered around Rouge One's Cassian Andor is in development.
Written by Hossein Amini, directed by Deborah Chow and starring Ewan McGregor, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will air on Disney+. No release date has yet been announced.