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Lucasfilm confirms Obi-Wan series, teases Rogue One prequel show at D23

Ewan McGregor is back after Revenge of the Sith

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) stands in a fighting position with his lightsaber in the air as he prepares to battle General Grevious in Revenge of the Sith. Lucasfilm
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The Mandalorian is the flagship series of Disney Plus’ Nov. 12, 2019 launch, but it’s not the only small-screen Star Wars show in the galaxy. On Friday night of the D23 Expo, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy were on hand to reveal plans for two new series: the previously announced prequel to Rogue One starring Diego Luna as Cassian Andor and a rumored series that brings Ewan McGregor back into the Star Wars universe.

Along with Luna, Kennedy announced that Alan Tudyk would also return as droid K-2SO. On stage, Luna and Tudyk took a light-hearted approach to introducing their new series. “We will have a telenovela moment,” Luna joked. The series is set to shoot in London in 2020. No title for the series was announced.

After premiering the first trailer for The Mandalorian, Kennedy had another special guest: McGregor, who stepped on stage to confirm his involvement.

“Yes, I am playing Obi-Wan Kenobi ... it feels so nice to say!”

The series has a full season of scripts ready to shoot, and will go in front of cameras next year.

Upon launch, Disney Plus will house most of Disney’s film catalogue and a handful or original shows and movies. A Disney Plus subscription cost $6.99 per month, but Disney is bundling the service with both Hulu and ESPN Plus at a $12.99 price point. The streaming service will be available on a variety of different platforms and in multiple countries at launch.

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