Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus Show Casts Wide Ensemble Alongside Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen
Obi-Wan and Anakin reprise their roles in a new "special event series" with a wide ensemble cast.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series coming to Disney+ is beginning production soon, and the company has announced the ensemble cast set to star in the show. The two leads are recognizable Star Wars veterans: Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, reprising their roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader, respectively.
The cast includes a lot more players besides those two notable names. Some new faces to Star Wars include Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, and Indira Varma. Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse are returning to reprise their roles as young Owen and Beru Lars, who took care of the young Luke Skywalker. The story will begin 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, which ended with Obi-Wan bring Luke to the Lars ranch and staying on Tatooine to watch over him. That would mean Luke will be a young boy--if we see him at all.
The executive producers will be Kathleen Kennedy and Ewan McGregor, along with Michelle Rejwan, and The Mandalorian's Deborah Chow. Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow) is both writer and an executive producer. Disney is calling this a "special event series," which suggests it will be a limited run.
Production on the show will begin in April. The full announced cast, as detailed from Disney, is:
- Ewan McGregor
- Hayden Christensen
- Moses Ingram
- Joel Edgerton
- Bonnie Piesse
- Kumail Nanjiani
- Indira Varma
- Rupert Friend
- O’Shea Jackson Jr.
- Sung Kang
- Simone Kessell
- Benny Safdie
The Obi-Wan series had been long rumored before being confirmed by Disney. The company has a wide slate of Star Wars shows in development, following the lead of its breakout hit, The Mandalorian. To that end, Obi-Wan Kenobi will borrow some of Mando's groundbreaking special effects techniques.