BREAKING: Lucasfilm Hires Joby Harold As New Obi-Wan Series Writer


Lucasfilm just hired Joby Harold as the new writer for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney Plus.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series is sceduled to start production in January 2021 after it was delayed due to writing delays pushing back the production. A new report states that Joby Harold will be taking over as writer for the series.
According to a report from variety, Lucasfilm has hired Joby to take over finishing the scripts after Hossian Amini was fired this January. Harold's writing has been far and in between for someone who will be helming the next major project for Star Wars. His record includes Hayden Christensen's film Awake and King Arthur: Legends of the Sword from Charlie Hunnam. This is an interesting pick considering how important Kenobi will be for Disney Plus. The Story originally was broken by Star Wars News Net that Kenobi was being transitioned from a movie into a series and it seemed like the change to the small screen has put a lot of pressure on the project; ultimately leading to the parting of ways from Amini as the writer. As of right now Disney only has a few public projects in the works. The Mandalorian season 2 is slated for November 2020, and the Cassian Andor series later in 2021. With no films announced as of yet and the Kenobi series has been the most anticipated project by fans and will millions of supporters online it must be successful so having the right feel and right script is vital. For such a important character in the Star Wars universe it absolutely can not misfire for Lucasfilm. So keeping that in mind it is an interesting choice that Lucasfilm would choose to hire a mostly unknown writer to write for the series. Harold, who has never written a television series, being picked to rewrite and fix a series who seemingly has had a hard time converting to a episodic series. We wish him luck and we will see how this pans out in the end.
We will be updating you all with any more information that comes out if Disney/Lucasfilm confirms these reports in the coming days/weeks. Furthermore, Joby Harold is slated to write Zack Snyders Army of the dead and write the upcoming "Transformers" reboot for Paramount Studios.
The Obi-Wan series will be McGregors return to the Star Wars universe as his signature character. He has done voice cameos in The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker. He has not appeared on screen since 2005 in Revenge of the Sith. We can't wait to see the series when it finally comes out, the project has yet to announce its release date but we will updating you when we get confirmation from Lucasfilm.

Source: Star Wars News Net

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