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Why ‘Obi-Wan: Kenobi’ Won’t Be in the Emmy Race for 2022 (EXCLUSIVE)

ObiWan Kenobi will have to wait on using the force for the Emmys until 2023. Variety has learned the upcoming limited series will not be submitted nor eligible for this years Primetime Emmy Awards consideration. The excitement for the Star Wars Disney+ limited series that stars Emmy winner Ewan McGregor last years winner for lead actor in a limited series for Halston and Hayden Christensen is palpable after dropping a new trailer last week that finally revealed a glimpse at the villainous Darth Vader.

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With Sith villains lightsabers and the sands of Tatooine the sixpart series is set to have its first two episodes premiere on May 27.
The ObiWan finale is scheduled to drop on June 22 after the start of nomination voting. So unless Disney decides to release the final two episodes on June 15 and and far less likely make the episodes available to the over 20000 TV Academy members only ahead of its Disney+ debut the show will have to sit this year out. Weve seen shows split their eligibility seasons up gaining moderate awards success such as Hulus The Handmaids Tale in 2019 when its leftover episodes from Season 2 were submitted for consideration. But unfortunately it wasnt eligible to submit for outstanding drama series. Nevertheless the dystopian series still landed an impressive 11 Emmy noms which included directing and writing. It netted three statuettes two in guest acting categories for Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones.

The question about where the Lucasfilm production will be submitted surely is a factor as its not yet known publicly if ObiWan will be an ongoing story or a oneoff limited narrative. You can never know with these types of shows and how well they will perform for streaming services. Theres a chance the show decides to go the route of The Mandalorian which will have its third season dropping sometime later this year or to end the Jedi masters saga here. Disney+ still has plenty on its roster for the TV Academy to consider. On the Star Wars front The Book of Boba Fett will be angle for attention on the drama series side despite no second season officially being announced yet. Disney also has some Marvel Studios tentpoles in drama including Loki with Tom Hiddleston. ObiWan is set 10 years after the events of the film Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 when Anakin Skywalker made his complete turn to the dark side and became Darth Vader.

The show is directed by Deborah Chow who helmed two episodes of The Mandalorian in Season 1 making her the first woman ever to direct a liveaction Star Wars title. Bryce Dallas Howard also helmed two Star Wars TV series episodes. At the same time Victoria Mahoney was the secondunit director on Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker 2019 the first woman to be on a directing team for a Star Wars feature film. In addition Joby Harold is serving as the showrunner for ObiWan. Also starring in the show are Joel Edgerton Kumail Nanjiani OShea Jackson Jr Benny Safdie Maya Erskine Simone Kissell Bonnie Piesse Moses Ingram Indira Varma and Rupert Friend.


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