The internet was bombarded with rumors last week about the next Star Wars TV series, which is supposed to concern the adventures of Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi in between the Prequel and Original Trilogies. Eventually, those rumors were shot down and largely blamed on one tweet from a parody account claiming the series was canceled.

But there may have been more fire to all that smoke after all. A new report in Collider says that while the series is not canceled it is “delayed” for the time being:

Two independent sources with knowledge of the situation tell Collider that the Obi-Wan series has been put on hold, as the crew that had assembled at Pinewood Studios in London was sent home. A timeframe was not given, but the crew was told that the show would be down ‘indefinitely.’

The stated reason for the delay, per Collider, is that “Lucasfilm president and Obi-Wan producer Kathleen Kennedy was not happy with the scripts.” The Obi-Wan series is to be directed by Deborah Chow, who recently directed part of the first season of The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm’s widely acclaimed first live-action series for Disney+. Supposedly the “most likely” outcome now is “the scripts will be reworked with the hopeful goal of reassembling this summer.” The Hollywood Reporter claims only two scripts had been written — and that the show is now being reconceived as a four-part series, instead of the originally planned six episodes.

Let’s hope that we get to see something out of all this.; a Obi-Wan series was the most exciting project Lucasfilm has announced for the future of Star Wars. It would be a shame if it never happened.

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