Deborah Chow, director of the Disney+ show, Obi Wan Kenobiwent on the Crew call podcast to discuss the challenges that have come with working on the limited series. She had just finished mandalorian And Kenobi had gone through “many iterations” and passed through several hands before landing on his lap.
She says that during Kenobi was originally billed as a standalone film, even by the time it reached it, as a limited series, it was still intended as “one big story.” So it made sense that they would hire a director to helm all six episodes of the show. “It was a character journey for Obi-Wan,” Chow says. They paid a lot of attention to Revenge of the Sithmaking sure they get the nuanced characterization of Obi-Wan as a result of Command 66.
Chow also revealed that they are submitting the final episode for Emmy consideration. “The heart of the show will always be the scene between Hayden and Ewan with the cracked mask. That was all the show was building. She also cited character moments with Leia, stating that “the new journey” that Kenobi defining the characters was really important for her to set up.
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