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‘Star Wars: Kenobi’ receives ‘Cheers’ treatment as show begins filming in Boston

‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ made fun of the new ‘Star Wars’ show

‘The Mandalorian’ showrunner Jon Favreau isn’t involved in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ project.
Rumors about a potential Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff film began when Disney announced it would have one-off “Star Wars” films.
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“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” decided to make fun of the new “Star Wars: Kenobi” series by giving it a “Cheers”-style opening theme song.

What’s going on?

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” released a hilarious video to celebrate the fact that “Star Wars: Kenobi” will begin filming in Boston in January 2021.

The video — described as “an exclusive preview of the opening credits” — poked fun at the show’s Boston connection by playing clips to the theme of the Boston-based sitcom “Cheers.”

  • The lyrics include: “Hiding away in the Outer Rim takes everything you’ve got,” the song begins. “Hiding away from all those Jedi and your garbage can robot.”
  • “Sometimes you wanna go where everybody has weird names.”

Production updates:

The Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff series will begin filming in Boston in January 2021, according to recent information added to productionlist.com by the Film & Television Industry Alliance.

A project summary for the show reads:

  • “Tatooine — a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.”

The release date for Disney+ appears undetermined, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.