The production start date has also been announced!
Lucasfilm today announced the full cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi, their next production in the Star Wars universe for Disney +.
Recording of the series will begin in April. As well as bringing Ewan McGregor back as Obi Wan, the series will star Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader and Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
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Little is known about the series, but we have confirmation that the story takes place ten years after the events of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith. We will finally have a larger context on the exile of the Jedi on the planet Tatooine, but we will also see his visit to planets never before seen in the franchise. While protecting little Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan will have to escape the Jedi hunters.
The director is Deborah Chow, who directed two highly regarded episodes of The Mandalorian.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is just one of ten Star Wars series coming to Disney + in the years to come. Comforted? Be sure to comment!