OBI WAN KENOBI SERIES. The Star Wars saga is being rolled out in a series on Disney+. In 2022, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is expected. What release date? What cast? Here’s what we know about him.
Star Wars date, cast
As Lucasfilm takes the time to prepare for the return of Star Wars in the cinema, it is on the small screen that the saga has been developing in recent years. On Disney+, the success of The Mandalorian has given ideas to the studio, which has announced a host of spin-offs and other projects in the galaxy far, far away.
Among the most anticipated projects, and Obi-Wan Kenobi series promises the return of Ewan McGregor as the Jedi Master as well as Hayden Christensen as his fallen apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. The series is set to take place ten years after Revenge of the Sith and will be directed by Deborah Chow, who previously directed two episodes of Season 1 of The Mandalorian.
Long rumored, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was made official on August 24, 2019, during the D23 Expo with the announcement of the return of Ewan McGregor in the title role. In December 2020, Lucasfilm confirmed that Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars trilogy, would be in the series in the role of the Chosen of the Force become Darth Vader.
At the end of March 2021, the production studio announced the start of filming for the series for the month of April as well as its cast. Since then, Lucasfilm has not spoken on the official release date of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series but several rumors would have the series begin its broadcast in May 2022. Anyway, the series will be broadcast exclusively on Disney++.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series foresees the return of Ewan McGregor in the role of the Jedi master but also of Hayden Christensen who played the role of Anakin Skywalker who became Darth Vader at the end of the Star Wars trilogy. Other actors were announced for the casting of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on March 29, 2021. We will notably find Joel Edgerton (Warrior, Gatsby the Magnificent) as well as Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Eternals). A star of the Game of Thrones series, Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand), will also be present in the credits of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
- Ewan McGregor: Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Hayden Christensen: Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader
- Moses Ingram
- Joel Edgerton
- Bonnie Pieces
- Kumail Nanjiani
- Indira Varma
- Rupert Friend
- O’Seah Jackson Jr.
- Sung Kang
- Simone Kessell
- Benny Safdie