Lucasfilm today announced the Obi-Wan Kenobi cast and that production will begin in April. The highly-anticipated Disney+ series will feature the return of Ewan McGregor as the iconic Jedi Master.
The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow, director of two critically-acclaimed episodes of The Mandalorian Season 1.
The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.
Joining the Obi-Wan Kenobi cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is executive produced by Lucasfilm‘s Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and writer Joby Harold. The casting director is Carmen Cuba.
In addition to The Mandalorian Season 3 and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kennedy previously announced many more Star Wars projects coming to Disney+. After making her long-awaited, live-action debut in The Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano’s story, written by Dave Filoni, will continue in a limited series, Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson and executive produced by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau.
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