Back in December, it was announced that a whole load of new Star Wars content would be hitting our screens in the next couple of years, and one series we're especially looking forward to features the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Here's everything we know about the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series so far.
When Is The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Coming To Disney+?
As well as a new season of The Mandalorian, spinoff series Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka, and Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor series Andor, The Obi-Wan Kenobi Show is being brought to us by Disney+. It was initially expected to hit the big screens as a film, but later shifted to television.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Show will be a limited series with just six episodes, and the bad news is we may have a while to wait before it airs. In fact, filming hasn't even started yet, meaning a premiere date of 2022. Filming was intended to begin in the summer of 2020, but after the departure of series writer Hossein Amini, it was pushed to April 2021.
Who’s In The Cast For Obi-Wan Kenobi?
The show will see the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader.
McGregor said of his return to the role: “I’m very excited to do it again – I’m probably more excited about it this time round."
He continued: “I’m older, slightly wiser, maybe. The great fun part of it the first time was to try and be Alec Guinness, but younger. That was the acting challenge, as well as learning all the tricky fights."
Other star turns will include Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, who will also reprise their roles as Beru Whitesun Lars and Owen Lars. Then there’s a whole host of famous names recently announced that will also be joining the cast. These include Moses Ingram (of The Queen’s Gambit), Kumail Nanjiani (The Eternals) and Rupert Friend (The Young Victoria). Also starring will be Indira Varma (Game Of Thrones), O’Shea Jackson Jr (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious) and Simone Kessell (Outlaws).
These names were announced on Twitter, but it’s largely unclear which roles each actor will be taking on just yet.
What’s The Plot Of Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Plot-wise, the Star Wars Twitter account revealed that the new original series will begin 10 years after the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sith. Decider has reported that this will see Kenobi in Tatooine, protecting a young Luke Skywalker from afar.
Joby Harold, who wrote for shows such as King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, will be taking over as head writer, and Decider reports that it's so far unclear whether he will be working with the finished scripts that Amini wrote.
The series will also be directed by The Mandalorian's Deborah Chow, who has also directed other hit shows such as Fear The Walking Dead.
Is There A Trailer For Obi-Wan Kenobi?
No trailer has been dropped yet but keep an eye on the Star Wars Twitter account, as they have been posting hints and little teasers.
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