We already know that both Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen will return for Disney Plus’ upcoming Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi series, as well as Indira Varma. However, now Disney Plus has announced a full cast list, and that it will begin production sometime in April 2021.
The incredible cast includes Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. pic.twitter.com/UGv66IpzbH
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The new cast members include:
- Moses Ingram.
- Joel Edgerton.
- Bonnie Piesse.
- Kumail Nanjiani.
- Indira Varma.
- Rupert Friend.
- O’Shea Jackson Jr.
- Sung Kang.
- Simone Kessell.
- Benny Safdie.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be set 10 years after the events of Star Wars Episode III Revenge Of The Sith and presumably before the events of Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope.
For now, it’s hard to say who these new cast members will be playing in the upcoming series, with the exception of Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, who played Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in the Star Wars Prequels trilogy. It’s expected that they will be reprising those same roles and that someone will be playing a much younger version of Luke Skywalker.
It is executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, McGregor and series writer Joby Harold. Deborah Chow will direct Obi-Wan Kenobi after having helmed two episodes of The Mandalorian.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is only one of several Star Wars live-action series currently in the works Disney Plus, including The Mandalorian Season 3, The Book Of Boba Fett, Ahsoka Tano, and many more.