OBI-WAN KENOBI: Production Begins on Disney+ Series in April, More Cast Announced
I don't know about you but I'm passing the time between seasons and series of Star Wars on Disney+ by watching episode reaction videos. Just me? Okay.
The Mandalorian has been such a knockout hit for Disney+ and Lucasfilm we're really hoping that luck continues with the new series about one of Star Wars' most venerated characters, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Today they announced that production will begin in April and updated us on the cast.
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.
That's a lot of recognizable faces and talent coming to another anticipated series from Disney+ and Lucasfilm. They join Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen who are reprising they roles of Kenobi and Vader.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the new Disney+ special event series starring Ewan McGregor as the iconic Jedi Master, will begin shooting in April. 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 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+.