• Disney+ has called upon Joby Harold to write the story for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series
  • Harold is known for producing movies like "John Wick 3," "Edge Of Tomorrow," and "Trumbo"
  • The series was put on a hold in January due to issues with the script

Rejoice, “Star Wars” fans! The much-awaited Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which was put on hold by Disney+, is now back on track with new a writer. The streaming service has called upon Joby Harold to write the story for the upcoming series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the writer is known for producing a plethora of movies which include “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” “Trumbo,” “Edge Of Tomorrow,” and “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword.” Recently, he finished writing Zack Snyder’s upcoming movie “Army Of The Dead.”

In January, Deadline reported that the writing team for the upcoming TV series will be changed because the management was not happy with the script. Hossein Amini, who was previously attached to the project, will no longer be writing the script, and the project has been put on hold until a new writing team would show up with a better script.

On the other hand, THR cited a source claiming that the problem with the script was that it was very similar to “The Mandalorian.” The script was supposedly about the veteran Jedi protecting a Young Luke. The makers apparently felt the script is svery similar to how Pedro Pascal’s character protects Baby Yoda in the other hit TV series.

Deborah Chow, who directed one of the episodes of “The Mandalorian,” will be directing the series for Disney+ while Ewan McGregor will be reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi. McGregor first played the role in 1999’s “Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” and came back in 2002’s “Episode 2: Attack Of The Clones.”

Since then, McGregor’s character has been a fan-favorite and people are eagerly looking forward to the series.

The “Christopher Robin” star recently explained that the only change is that the filming will begin in January 2021 instead of August this year. He added that the scripts he read were “really, really good.”

The actor explained that delays are expected on such projects and it is only about them wanting to spend more time writing the story for the show.

It will be interesting to see if the series could replicate the success of “The Mandalorian.” The first season of the sci-fi series turned out to be a massive hit and the streaming service immediately ordered a second season. It currently holds a score of 93% on review site Rotten Tomatoes.

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C3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker are pictured in an early "Star Wars" film. Lucasfilm