Has The Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Show Been Cancelled? Here’s Everything We Know About The Star Wars Series

There’s been an awful lot of talk recently about the Disney Plus live-action Star Wars TV show, Kenobi.

There had been rumours that the show was cancelled, and then those reports were changed to ‘delayed’, but what’s actually going on with the Star Wars live-action Kenobi TV show?

This isn’t an easy question to answer, because the honest answer is ‘we don’t really know’, however, there are some clues as to what’s been going on over as Lucasfilm.

Why did people think the Kenobi TV show had been cancelled?

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Does George Lucas need to come back to Lucasfilm to ‘save’ Star Wars? – Credit: Lucasfilm

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One thing I can answer is why did people think the show had been cancelled.

It’s actually quite a funny story.

It was revealed by a Twitter account called @DicsussingFilm that the Kenobi series had been cancelled yet it was later revealed that this Twitter account was masquerading as a real outlet called Discussing Film.

Notice how the ‘s’ and the ‘c’ were swapped around in the Twitter handle. It’s something that’s not very easy to stop, but Disney and Lucasfilm made no official statement about the rumours because there was no truth to them and they didn’t want to add fuel to the story.

I do have to give credit to the account which posted the fake story, as they clearly state in their bio that the account is a parody account.

Their bio reads: “PARODY ACCOUNT, NOT AFFILIATED WITH @DiscussingFilm.”

So yeah, what happened was people saw this and certain journalists didn’t take the time to check where it was coming.

Has the Kenobi TV show been delayed?


Alec Guinness as Obi Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy – Credit: Lucasfilm

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It was then suggested that the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show had actually been delayed, which does make slightly more sense.

According to FandomWire, Lucasfilm has opted to delay the series, and hopefully, this will be a good thing because it means they want to spend more time on it.

If this does turn out to be the case, then I think it would be a good thing because it would give Lucasfilm and the series’ showrunner, Deborah Chow to make sure they’ve made the best possible Kenobi TV show.

I really do hope they keep Chow on-board as the series’ showrunner as she did a great job directing the episodes of The Mandalorian she got to helm.

She directed two episodes of the very first live-action Star Wars series and they were impressive.

We’re just going to have wait and see what happens with the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show on Disney Plus.

Who will star in the Kenobi series?

Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Rebels

Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Rebels – Credit: Lucasfilm

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At the moment, the main star of the Kenobi TV show will be Ewan McGregor who played the Jedi Knight in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

As of writing this article, he’s still on-board and hasn’t made any comments about the show potentially being cancelled.

He blew people’s minds when he turned up on stage at Star Wars Celebration and revealed he would be playing Obi-Wan Kenobi again in a TV show.

Kathleen Kennedy introduced the Scottish actor and the crowd went wild, so Lucasfilm knows there’s a huge appetite for this series to happen.

As of other potential stars in the Kenobi TV show, the only one I’ve heard of is Ahmed Best who’s been rumoured to be reprising his role as Jar Jar Binks in the series.

Is Jar Jar Binks really going to return in the Kenobi series?


Jar Jar Binks might be returning in the Kenobi TV show – Credit: Lucasfilm

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It was reported by Making Star Wars that Jar Jar could make a return in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney Plus, which will see Ewan McGregor get to come back to play the Jedi Master.

I’m not sure how accurate these reports are as Making Star Wars has got a reputation of making some stuff up, but sometimes their scoops do turn out to be correct, so this could be one of those times.

I’m going to be honest, I’m not entirely sure whether Best want to play the role again given how many death threats he received after the prequels came out.

Should we look forward to Kenobi?

Ewan McGregor Disney Plus Obi Wan Kenobi Series

Ewan McGregor will play Obi Wan Kenobi in an upcoming Disney Plus TV Series (Credit: Lucasfilm)

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Here’s what Making Star Wars’ Jason Ward wrote about Jar Jar’s possible return in Kenobi:

I’m told “Ben” Kenobi crosses paths with his old friend from Naboo, Jar Jar Binks. Early work has been conducted for the CGI Gungan’s return to Star Wars. Jar Jar has a beard to reflect where he’s been and what his life has been like since they were all deceived by a great lie that ushered in the first Galactic Empire. Kenobi will not be the only bearded character this time.

That sounds rather interesting to me in reality and I would like to see Best and the rest of the Star Wars team get another crack as Jar Jar.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to this upcoming live-action Star Wars Kenobi TV show?

Let us know in the comments below.

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