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The Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series will begin production in April, LucasFilm announced Monday.
In addition to that news, it was revealed that several actors and actresses had been added to the Star Wars spinoff cast, including Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. Hayden Christensen returns in the role of Darth Vader. Ewan McGregor once again plays Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi. In the original film series, Kenobi was played by the late Alec Guinness.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be directed by Deborah Chow, who helmed two critically acclaimed episodes of The Mandalorian.
The series’ description reads: “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 executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and writer Joby Harold. The casting director is Carmen Cuba.
It is unclear when the highly-anticipated series will premiere on Disney+.
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