Obi-Wan Kenobi series announces cast list and start of production

Obi-Wan Kenobi. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm. 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd ™ . All Rights Reserved
Obi-Wan Kenobi. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm. 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd ™ . All Rights Reserved /

The upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, about the life of the titular Jedi master, is perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated pieces of Star Wars content in years. Now, Lucasfilm has revealed not only a timeline for the start of production but also who we can expect to see join Obi-Wan on his adventures!

In a press release from, Lucasfilm officially announced that Obi-Wan Kenobi will begin shooting in April. While an official date in the month was not revealed, this potentially means that the beginning of production is only days away. It was also stated that the show would officially take place 10 years after the events of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sithin which Obi-Wan goes into hiding on Tatooine after the events of Order 66.

Beyond the production date, even bigger news was announced, as Lucasfilm unveiled an official cast list of 12 actors who will be taking part in the series. It was already known that both Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen would be returning as Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, respectively. Additionally, Joel Edgerton will be reprising his role as Owen Lars from the prequel trilogy. However, there are also some other big names joining a galaxy far, far away as well.

Kumail Nanjiani, a comedian known for his role in The Big Sick, will be playing an undisclosed role. He will be joined by many other mainstays from Hollywood, such as Games of Thrones actress Indira Varma and Straight Outta Compton’s O’Shea Jackson Jr. The remaining announced cast list can be seen in the tweet below.

While no character names, titles or parts were revealed by Lucasfilm, it is probably safe to assume that many of these people will be playing key roles in the series, so it is very exciting to get an official look at the beginning of production!

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