Last week a false rumor was being spread around the internet that the upcoming Obi-Wan series was cancelled. Of course that was false and was quickly debunked, but it looks like the series will be a little shorter than expected.
The Hollywood Reporter is confirming tonight that production is on hold so new scripts can be written, and the series will be shortened as well:
Sources tell THR that the scripts – only two were written – and story became an issue and that the entire package has been jettisoned. Lucasfilm is now on the hunt for a new writer to pen the series. At the same time, sources say the series is being reconfigured from being six episodes to four episodes.
The Obi-Wan series was originally going to be a movie, so to stretch that out to six episodes always seems a bit of a chore. Four episodes will hopefully resolve the story issues and hopefully the delay won’t be too long.
Collider reported earlier tonight that they hope to reassemble in the summer, which was always the start date for the production in the first place.