Screenwriter/producer Joby Harold has been hired as the new lead writer for the "Star Wars: Obi-Wan" series (opens in new tab) on Disney Plus starring Ewan McGregor, according to Variety. Harold would replace the previously-announced Hossein Amini, who reportedly left the project back in January.
Harold executive produced "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (opens in new tab)," as well as the TV shows "Underground" (WGN America) and "Spinning Out" (Netflix). He and writing partner James Vanderbilt were previously reported as writing a new Transformers film.
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Obi-Wan was originally scheduled to begin filming earlier this year, but the production crew was sent home in January (prior to and unrelated to the coronavirus crisis) and Amini departed the project.
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