Now that Disney+ has blessed our lives, we have been seeing some fantastic original content (starter guide here if you are looking for quick reviews) from all of the Disney owned properties, including Star Wars.
The Mandalorian has been a huge success so far. Whether it’s the amount of Baby Yoda gifs on Twitter, the online and in-person discussions about the weekly episodes or the Baby Yoda merchandise that will be hitting stores soon, The Mandalorian is a great start to the live-action Star Wars television shows.
One of the most popular episodes that has been released so far has been Chapter 3: The Sin.
No spoilers for the episode, but this is one of the best directed episodes of television that I’ve seen in a long time. This episode is action packed, from an intense scene including some Stormtroopers to a well directed battle near the Mandalorians ship, I’d be surprised if this episode doesn’t get award recognition.
This fantastic directing is done by Deborah Chow. Deborah is a Asian-Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter and director.
She is the first woman to ever direct a live-action Star Wars property whether it’s film or television.
She has directed television episodes of Reign, Beauty and the Beast, Mr.Robot amongst others.
Some of her short films have also been recognized. At the Milano Film Festival, her short film Daypass won an award for Best Actor, and it also won Best Short at the Turin Film Festival.
Her feature length version of that same film won Best Comedy Screenplay at the Comedy Central Awards.
I’m only familiar with Mr.Robot, but after seeing her direct The Mandalorian, I’m blown away by her talents and what she will be doing next, and what she’s doing next…will make you even more excited about it.
At the Disney expo (D23) in August, it was revealed that Deborah Chow will be the lone director of the Obi-Wan series coming to Disney+.
While everyone is excited for the series just because Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi, fans should be even more excited that we have Deborah directing the series.
Will every episode be as action packed as Chapter 3? Probably not. But there is no doubt in my mind that the upcoming Obi-Wan show will be directed as well as (or even better than) The Mandalorian.