The cast and the production start date of the new ‘Star Wars’ series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ have confirmed. Also, the Disney+ show announced its full cast list.
The show will be directed by Deborah Chow (director of The Mandalorian). It will be set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, where Kenobi suffered his greatest defeat when former apprentice Anakin Skywalker turned to the dark side and became Darth Vader.
‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series Cast
The ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series’ cast includes some familiar faces. The Disney+ show has already confirmed that Ewan McGregor will return as the Jedi master alongside Hayden Christensen, both from the prequels. Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith,” will reprise his role in the series.
Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse are also returning after starring as young Beru and Owen Lars in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Piesse gained notoriety last year after appearing on HBO’s “The Vow,” the docuseries about alleged cult NXIVM. Piesse was one of the whistleblowers who worked with the documentarians to expose NXIVM.
Disney has now confirmed a host of cast additions, including the previously-announced Indira Varma alongside Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals), Rupert Friend (Homeland), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious), Simone Kessell (Of Kings and Prophets) and Benny Safdie (Good Time).
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The Release Date of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ will begin production in April. And its release date is 2022.
McGregor previously revealed that a spring start date would happen in LA, telling Eddie Izzard for her #MakeHumanityGreatAgain marathon fundraiser: “We start making it in the late spring and we’re gonna be shooting it here in LA and not – it’s so funny, every week, there’s a new report.
“My dad was sending me links, saying, ‘I thought you were shooting it in LA’ because there’s another tabloid expose that we’re shooting it in some bizarre town somewhere. Then we’re meant to be making it in Boston and then we’re meant to be making it, no, it wasn’t Boston, it was Boston, England. But we’re not. We’re shooting it in LA.”