By James Hibberd
April 02, 2020 at 06:22 PM EDT

The upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series has found its new chosen one.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum executive producer Joby Harold has been tapped to take over as the head writer of the series, sources say.

As first reported in Variety, the Disney+ Star Wars drama was put on hold in January in order to "rethink its story," with THR adding that the show's focus may revolve around the Jedi master watching over a young Luke Skywalker (like how The Mandalorian is a protector of the fan-favorite Baby Yoda). Harold takes over from writer Hossein Amini. The Mandalorian director Deborah Chow is also on board the new series.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd./20th Century Fox

In addition to the blockbuster John Wick sequel, Harold also produced King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and co-wrote Zack Snyder's upcoming zombie movie Army of the Dead.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series stars Ewan McGregor reprising the role he played across a trio of Star Wars prequels. Disney+ is also working on a Rogue One prequel starring Diego Luna reprising his role as Rebel spy Cassian Andor. There's also, of course, The Mandalorian season 2 which thankfully completed filming before the coronavirus pandemic hit and is in post-production for an expected launch later this year.

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