February 17, 2022
Variety: John Williams has Composed ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Theme for New Disney TV Series
Jon Burlingame reports in an exclusive to Variety that John Williams had written a new main character theme for the forthcoming Disney+ series, OBI-WAN KENOBI. The theme was recorded last week in Los Angeles.
“It is a coup for both Lucasfilm and Disney, considering the five-time Oscar winner rarely composes for television,” wrote Burlingame. “His last theme for a weekly dramatic series was AMAZING STORIES in 1985, although he has written two for PBS series (MASTERPIECE THEATRE in 2000, Great PERFORMANCES in 2009), and his news and Olympics themes, written decades ago, continue to air on NBC.”
OBI-WAN KENOBI is scheduled to premiere on May 25, 2022, and will consist of six episodes.
It has not yet been established who will score the new show’s individual episodes. They “are believed to be recording in London,” wrote Burlingame. Read the full Variety story here.