The excitement looks to be over for Boston and Lincolnshire after Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor said the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series will not film in the county.
A post by Film & Television Industry Alliance on productionlist.com initially stated that the Lucasfilm series on Disney+ would be filmed in London, UK and Boston Massachusetts.
The prospect of the Lincolnshire town being part of such an iconic film franchise excited many, but those hopes have now been dashed.
McGregor spoke to Eddie Izzard over video call on February 1 for the comedian’s #MakeHumanityGreatAgain marathon fundraiser. They spoke about the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series and The Mandalorian.
McGregor said: “We start making it in the late spring and we’re gonna be shooting it here in LA.
“My dad was sending me links, saying, ‘I thought you were shooting it in LA’ because there’s another tabloid expose that we’re shooting it in some bizarre town somewhere.
“Then we’re meant to be making it in Boston and then we’re meant to be making it, no, it wasn’t Boston, it was Boston, England. But we’re not. We’re shooting it in LA”.
#EwanMcGregor chatted during Eddie's final marathon about the new #ObiWanKenobi project, #TheMandalorian series and #StarWars filming. Use the force to donate and #MakeHumanityGreatAgain at https://t.co/8m60VqJ7vE – The Beekeepers pic.twitter.com/T21FGoCS2P
— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) February 1, 2021