"Obi-Wan": "The Mandalorian" Director Deborah Chow Joins Disney+ Series

Look like Deborah Chow will be spending a little more time "in a galaxy far, far away," with The Mandalorian director set to follow up her two episode run behind the camera there with a turn in the director's chair for the upcoming Disney+ live-action Obi-Wan Kenobi television series. Ewan McGregor returns as the Jedi Master for Lucasfilm's 6-8 episode limited series, set for the new streaming service – though it still isn't clear how many episodes Chow would direct.

Heading into the Star Wars universe, Chow's directorial "geek cred" was already established by directing and working on series such as American Gods, Better Call Saul, Lost in Space, Jessica Jones, Reign, and Mr. Robot.


The Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series is the third live-action series on the streamer's programming slate. The Mandalorian premieres when the streaming service debuts on November 12. The third project is a Rogue One prequel series (still untitled) focusing on Deigo Luna's Rebel Alliance officer Cassian Andor.

Set between the events in Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens the drama from showrunner Jon Favreau (The Lion King) and Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars), The Mandalorian takes place after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order and follows a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Ming-Na Wen, Carl Weathers, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, Taika Waititi, Bill Burr, and Mark Boone Jr. star – and here's a look at what's in store:

The Hollywood Reporter (exclusive)

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