The Limited Series Obi-Wan Kenobi Explores The Emotional Side Of Darth Vader [VIDEO]

Deborah Chow, the director of Obi-Wan Kenobi, revealed that her new series will show a side of Darth Vader, which we haven’t ever seen before.

Both Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen will return to their roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Wader in the upcoming limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Deborah Chow, the director of the series, told Entertainment Weekly that since it’ll be a limited series, she has more time and space to unravel the emotional and psychological sides of the characters, including Darth Vader. The two actors had a truly emotional moment when they met on the set, and both of them were excited about returning to their old roles.

“The thing that was most exciting was being on the set and watching the two of them get excited. They hadn’t seen one another in a long time. I was surprised at just how incredibly emotional it was for each of them to find themselves back in these roles, and just realizing how important Star Wars was to each of them. It was the beginning of their careers.” – said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.

The limited series’ Vader is the one between the two trilogies, which sounds interesting given that we never had the chance to see the transitional period of Anakin/Darth Vader. It is unknown yet how much the series will feature the infamous Darth Vader; however, according to Chow, he will be presented from a different angle. Director Chow explained the main concept behind her Vader:

“For us, it’s very similar [to Obi-Wan] in the sense that he’s in between these two trilogies,” Chow expressed to EW. “So he isn’t the New Hope Vader quite yet, you know what I mean? So we are with the character sort of in the middle of this period. It is still Vader obviously, but it’s a Vader that isn’t quite as fully formed as A New Hope.”

Deborah Chow also stated that she would shift the focus on the relationship between Vader and Obi-Wan since it is a crucial element in understanding the Jedi master and his relation with the Empire and with his ex-padawan.

“Honestly, for me the starting place was that I really wanted to do something that was character-based and character-driven, because that is the benefit of the limited series, is that you have more time to sort of tell a real character story. And so for me, the starting place of character is you just start, and you look at who has been important to him in his life. And it’s quite hard to avoid Anakin/Vader in that scenario, especially coming out of Revenge of the Sith. So really it came out of an evolution of the character for me. It wasn’t just to sort of bring him back. It was really like, who means something and where are we at this point in the timeline with Vader?”

In the six episodes of the limited series, we’ll be following Obi-Wan Kenobi on his crucial mission while confronting allies turned enemies and facing the wrath of the Empire. (As the official synopsis reads.)

Here is the trailer of the series:



Obi-Wan Kenobi will be released on the 25th of May and consist of 6 episodes, bringing back actors, such as McGregor, Christensen, Joel Edgerton, and Bonnie Piesse. Joby Harold writes the story, Deborah Chow will direct the series and the main theme of the series is written by John Williams, who already did a fantastic job in the previous Star Wars films. The series will air on Disney+, where we can already enjoy a handful of Star Wars spinoffs, such as The Book of Boba Fett, The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and Star Wars: Visions.

Source: Movie Web

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