After a bumpy start, the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus show is finally beginning production.
Ewan McGregor returns to the role of Obi-Wan, with Hayden Christensen joining as Darth Vader. Returning Star Wars cast members include Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, who played young Owen and Beru Lars in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Newly announced cast members include Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Rupert Friend (Homeland), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Den of Thieves), Sung Kang (The Fast and the Furious), Simone Kessell (Of Kings and Prophets), and Benny Safdie (Pieces of a Woman).
The special event series takes place 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, following Kenobi as he deals with the aftermath of his apprentice Anakin Skywalker turning to the Dark Side and becoming Darth Vader. Deborah Chow, who directed two critically acclaimed episodes of The Mandalorian, will serve as director of the series. Obi-Wan Kenobi was long rumored, before officially getting confirmed at D23 in 2019. In early 2020, the series was put on hold as the concept was retooled (reportedly, it focused on Obi-Wan protecting Baby Luke, which ended up reading as too similar to The Mandalorian). But it appears the show is back on track and starting production, though release date and further details have yet to be announced.
Check out the full cast announcement below: