Lucasfilm has revealed the main cast for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars series coming to Disney Plus.
Disney also confirmed 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.
Joining Ewan McGregor who returns as the titular character and the previously announced Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader, includes Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Edgerton and Piesse return to Star Wars after appearing in the prequel films as “Uncle” Owen and “Aunt” Beru Lars.
EW.com also offers Moses Ingram, who is featured as Jolene opposite Anya Taylor-Joy’s Beth in The Queen’s Gambit, has a very important role in the series.
Since the series is also set ten years following Revenge of the Sith, it’s also suggested a ten-year-old Luke Skywalker could be featured in the show; a previous description offered Obi-Wan helped protect the young Luke and Leia.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow, director of two critically acclaimed episodes of The Mandalorian Season 1, and executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Chow, McGregor, and writer Joby Harold. The casting director is Carmen Cuba.