Why Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Version of Darth Vader Might Surprise You
“I really wanted to do something that was character-based and character-driven, because that is the benefit of the limited series, is that you have more time to sort of tell a real character story. And so for me, the starting place of character is you just start and you look at who has been important to him in his life,” Chow said.
Still, the decision to include Vader in the series did not come easily, according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
“The debate around whether we should do that or not carried on for quite some time,” she told EW. “Everybody within our creative team has strong opinions, and all of our fans have strong opinions. So when you realize that you’re under that level of scrutiny, certainly a story point like that is going to be scrutinized at a very high level. We talked about it constantly.”