The much-anticipated mini-series focused on the life of Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi between the events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: A New Hope” has revealed its cast as production gets set to begin.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” will star Ewan McGregor as the iconic Jedi Master and watchful presence in the life of young Luke Skywalker.
The series will pick up 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.
We can count on director Deborah Chow to deliver tight paced action and accuracy to the Star Wars legacy in “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” Chow directed two episodes of “The Mandalorian” season 1 and received critical and fan acclaim for each.
Yes. Hayden Christensen will also return in the role of Darth Vader.
Joining the 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 Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and writer Joby Harold. The casting director is Carmen Cuba.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” will be available exclusively on Disney+. Filming for the special event series begins next month.