It's no secret that The Mandalorian Season 2 is the one Star Wars series that people are already looking forward to this year. After all, the Disney+ show has turned into the franchise's biggest hit last year and fans are eager to find out what will happen next for Din Djarin and Baby Yoda. On the other hand, there's another series that's also getting people hyped up. But will the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi show end up being too similar to The Mandalorian?
There is little doubt that The Mandalorian introduced a new side of the Star Wars Universe. The series focused on a mysterious bounty hunter who appeared to have no ties to the previous characters introduced in the films and TV shows. In addition to that, it featured the grittier side of the universe and was set up like a Western. With that in mind, fans are expecting the Obi-Wan Kenobi series to do the same.
So will the Obi-Wan Kenobi show simply be another Star Wars Western? Deborah Chow, who has been confirmed to direct the episodes of the upcoming series, recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter where she stated that the new show will indeed be different from The Mandalorian. But that's only because she's doing a lot more in the Ewan McGregor-lead series.
"It's definitely going to be different, just in terms of the sheer workload, obviously, of doing the whole thing," Chow said. However, that isn't necessarily a good thing. According to the director, she enjoyed working on The Mandalorian so much that she wishes she could continue working with the people involved in the other Star Wars show.
"In some ways, I'm going to miss having a team, and having people who are there to bounce ideas off of. But then obviously the flip side is, it is nice to have a coherent voice and know what you're doing from beginning to end," Chow stated.
This seems to confirm that Deborah Chow will not be involved in The Mandalorian Season 2. This would be disappointing considering that she helmed two of the most memorable episodes of the first season. On the other hand, it's exciting to know that she will be in charge of all the episodes of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
The Mandalorian Season 2 is already expected to premiere on Disney+ by October this year. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series has not yet been given a production start date or a release date. Nevertheless, it is set to air on the streaming service by 2021.