Calling all Star Wars fans! Disney+ recently announced the introduction of Obi-Wan Kenobi, a new special event series focusing on none other than the Jedi master himself.

Ewan McGregor will star as the title character in the new. Directed by Deborah Chow (the director of two episodes of The Mandalorian, Season 1), the new addition to the Star Wars family will take place a decade after Revenge of the Sith.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi will follow the Jedi master after his greatest defeat—the corruption of friend and apprentice Anakin Skywalker (a.k.a. Darth Vader). Hayden Christensen will return to the famed franchise to reprise his role as Darth Vader for this new series.

Along with McGregor and Christensen, the cast will include Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.

The new series starts filming this April. While there’s no release date yet, Obi-Wan Kenobi will stream exclusively on Disney+.

—Erica Loop

 

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