The cast of the upcoming ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ show for Disney+ has been announced today. This comes after several postponements due to script changes and the pandemic.
Ewan McGregor is returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi, he’s also an executive producer on the series along with Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, and script writer Joby Harold.
Hayden Christensen is also returning to play Darth Vader. Of course Christensen is known for playing Anakin Skywalker in the prequel series leading up to the character becoming Vader at the end of ‘The Revenge of the Sith.’ The events in the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ show happen 10 years later.
Other actors have been announced for the show including:
Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse were in the prequel films as Owen and Beru Lars. They are returning for the new show, which makes sense. It also makes me wonder if they will indeed put a young Luke Skywalker into the series.
The new show synopsis is as follows:
“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.”
Let’s just hope that Kennedy does a better job overseeing this series than she had with keeping the sequel trilogy story on track and making the “High Republic” a success.
Filming on this new series is to begin in April. The new show has it listed as a six episode series for the Disney+ streaming platform.