Disney has confirmed the ensemble cast for one of its most highly anticipated Disney+ Star Wars streaming series, Obi-Wan Kenobi. They include prequel trilogy veterans Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, who will be reprising their key roles of Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, as well as Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, who portrayed Owen and Beru Lars in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Other big names include Straight Outta Compton’s O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Sung Kang, who will be back as Han in Universal’s Fast & Furious 9 this summer. Disney noted that production for Obi-Wan Kenobi begins soon but declined to share a release date.
Production begins soon on Obi-Wan Kenobi, a special event series coming to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/GH3JBZxZDh— Disney+ (@disneyplus) March 29, 2021
Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new Disney+ special event series starring Ewan McGregor as the iconic Jedi Master, will begin shooting in April. 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. Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow, director of two critically acclaimed episodes of The Mandalorian Season 1. The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.