Ewan McGregor will be reigniting his lightsaber as filming on Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been announced. Directed by Deborah Chow, it will start filming in April 2021 – and McGregor will be once again joined by Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.
Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse also return as Owen and Beru, while Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie has also joined the cast.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is the most exciting development to happen to the Star Wars universe since The Force Awakens was announced and I can’t wait to see Ewan McGregor back in his Jedi robes.
This is what Lucasfilm had to say:
“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+.