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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

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‘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.

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.