When it was learned that one of the new Disney+ Star Wars shows would focus on Obi-Wan, many fans were happy. Some were disappointed that the beloved character didn’t get a stand alone film. However, if you ask show director Deborah Chow, she would tell you that a television show works better.
Chow explained her reasoning while discussing her directorial stint on episode 3 of The Mandalorian with the New York Times.
The situation is so complex both for [Obi-Wan] personally and in a way, the state of the galaxy, you sort of need time to explore it. And to be honest there are loads of other stories within that period as well, it’s quite a few years. There is so much going on between [Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope] that hasn’t been explored. The idea of being able to go into a character journey plus the politics. 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.
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