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Cast announced for ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ production starting in April

by Brittani Tuttle

The full cast has been announced for the highly-anticipated Disney+ special event series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which is set to begin shooting in April.

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The series, starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan, takes place 10 years after the events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” where the Jedi faced his greatest defeat — the downfall and corruption of his best friend and apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, now known as the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is directed by Deborah Chow, who previously directed two critically-acclaimed episodes of “The Mandalorian” season 1. The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.

Joining the cast alongside them are Moses Ingram (“The Queen’s Gambit”), Joel Edgerton (Owen Lars, “Star Wars” prequel trilogy), Bonnie Piesse (Beru Lars, “Star Wars” prequel trilogy), Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick,” “The Eternals”), Indira Varma (“Game of Thrones”), Rupert Friend (“Homeland”), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”), Sung Kang (“Fast and Furious” franchise), Simone Kessell (“The Crossing”), and Benny Safdie (co-director, “Uncut Gems”).

The new limited series will be available to stream exclusively on Disney+. You can watch the reveal of the show from D23 2019 below:

Disney+ Panel Highlights from D23 Expo 2019

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