Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Cast
The main cast for the upcoming Disney+ streaming series Obi-Wan Kenobi has just been revealed on the official Star Wars site. It re-confirms Ewan McGregor’s obvious involvement, as well as Hayden Christensen’s return as Darth Vader. Also very noteworthy is the involvement of Owen and Beru Lars actors Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, who we last saw in the Star Wars universe in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. New Zealanders will also recognise the inclusion of kiwi actor Simone Kessell, who has been on local TV screens since 1992, breaking out as a presenter on the kid’s show The Cartoon Company, and fulfilling recurring roles on shows like Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
Rounding out the rest of the cast announcements are Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Sung Kang (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Rupert Friend (Hitman: Agent 47, Pride and Prejudice), O’Shea Jackson Jr (Straight Outta Compton), and Benny Safdie.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be a special event series (i.e., a limited run), set 10 years after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Shooting starts in April, and will be directed by Deborah Chow (episodic director for The Mandalorian).
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