We're now just several weeks away before Obi-Wan Kenobi hits Disney+ and fans are excited to see Ewan McGregor in the titular role again 17 years after he last played him in the prequel trilogy. As usual, the exact plot details are still under wraps beyond what was shown in the trailer. As we are anticipating for its release, new details have emerged regarding its writing team and there is one significant name that might ring a bell for a lot of fans.
A listing on the Writers Guild of America West website revealed the writing team for Obi-Wan Kenobi including names such as Joby Harold (showrunner), Hannah Friedman, Andrew Stanton as well as Stuart Beattie and Hossein Amini, who both worked in the original draft and still got final writing credits. Here is the complete list of the writers in each episode:
- Episode 1 - Teleplay by: Joby Harold and Stuart Beattie and Hossein Amini; Story by: Stuart Beattie and Hossein Amini
- Episode 2 - Teleplay by: Joby Harold; Story by: Stuart Beattie and Hossein Amini
- Episode 3 - Joby Harold & Hannah Friedman and Hossein Amini and Stuart Beattie
- Episode 4 - Joby Harold & Hannah Friedman
- Episode 5 - Joby Harold & Andrew Stanton
- Episode 6 - Teleplay by: Joby Harold & Andrew Stanton and Hossein Amini; Story by: Stuart Beattie and Joby Harold & Andrew Stanton
In case Stanton's name ring a bell for you, he is known as the director of Pixar films such as Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and Finding Nemo as well as co-writing Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story 3, and Toy Story 4. He also made his way into the live-action medium as he directed John Carter and episodes of TV shows such as Stranger Things, Better Call Saul, Legion, and For All Mankind.
Meanwhile, Friedman's previous credits are TV shows such as Super Fun Night, About a Boy, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and Roadies. She is also working on the Willow TV series which is also currently in the works at Lucasfilm and Disney+.
It is exciting to hear that Stanton is part of the writing team since, as he proved in the films that he worked on at Pixar, he is a wonderful storyteller and a known Star Wars fan as well. Given that he co-wrote the last two episodes, he might have brought a lot of interesting ideas about how the series will conclude and it would be curious to see the kind of contribution that he gave on the story. Obviously, we won't find out until the entire series finally airs.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere with two episodes this coming May 27 on Disney+.