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Dave Filoni up for Kenobi writing gig at Disney+?

January 27th, 2020 by Marc Comments

After our report of the delaying of Disney+’s upcoming Star Wars: Kenobi series, it looks like the series is actually on the lookout for a new writer(s).

Writer Hossein Amini is no longer attached to the project with the London production pushed back from August 2020 to January 2021 and while star Ewan McGregor has said not to worry, it’s “all good”, we have to wonder just how deep this rabbit hole goes.

You will recall Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy saying last summer at D23 that “We have all the scripts written, we’re ready to start shooting next year”.


While we’re excited for The Mandalorain Season 2 (this winter) and Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor (sometime in 2021), I think it’s true to say it’s the Obi-Wan series the fans are really looking forward to.

But who will replace writer Amini? Well it seems that two of the Mandalorain scribes Dave Filoni and Christopher Yost are in the running with The Mando’s Deborah Chow still attached to direct the full series.

Filoni, of course, is a favourite here at FTN, having brought us The Clone Wars animated series, followed by Rebels, before moving on to TheMandalorian.

He is a student of George Lucas and is steeped in Star Wars lore to a level that many consider to be obsessive.

Yost is a writer for both Star Wars and Marvel and is currently working on Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop series.

Filoni gets my vote for this gig and, indeed, to take the keys from Kathleen Kennedy and become the Star Wars answer to Marvel’s Dave Filoni.

What say you all? How much trouble is Kenobi in? And who would you like to see writing it? Let me know, gang…

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….