Deborah Chow has spoken with The New York Times about her upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.
“One of the biggest benefits is that I just spent the last year in the Star Wars universe and I had great mentors, coming in under Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Absorbing that, I feel, was the best training I could have had to take on the next one. So much of it just feeling it and understanding it, on an instinctual level, to know what’s right and what’s wrong with it. And there’s so much knowledge — every prop, every costume is important. Every detail really matters.”
“There is so much going on between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope that hasn’t been explored,” Chow explained. “The idea of being able to go into a character journey plus the politics and plus all the vastness of the Empire and what’s going on is exciting just because it feels like a proper period of history and sometimes that is hard to do in two hours. Sometimes with two-hour movies there is always an imperative for the action and the plot to move particularly fast and quickly and to go from action sequence to action sequence and there are many more aspects to storytelling that I find interesting.”
Chow will direct all six episodes of the series which is due to begin shooting next summer.