Obi-Wan Kenobi first fell on the Death Star. He may have just fallen again in a corporate boardroom. In perhaps the most disappointing behind the scenes story to come out of Lucasfilm in recent memory, Collider reports the company has put the current version of the highly anticipated Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi show on hold. It’s not dead—but according to the report, people working on the show at Pinewood Studios in England have been sent home with no word on when they’ll be back. The delay is “indefinite,” at the moment.
A source close to the situation told io9 that the show is still in development for Disney+, which neither totally confirms nor denies Collider’s report. Other sources confirmed to io9 that Collider’s version of the story is accurate.
The reason for the potential delay is that the show’s scripts simply aren’t ready. And, instead of moving ahead with something that’s not as good as it could be, the company decided to go back to the drawing board.