One of the most iconic parts of Star Wars is its amazing music. From the “Imperial March” to “Duel of the Fates,” John Williams has been a part of creating the experience of Star Wars that goes beyond just watching the movies. We all love seeing that lightsaber go across our Spotify screens, and now the maestro of Star Wars is working on Obi-Wan Kenobi.
As reported by Variety, John Williams rarely performs for the “little screen.” The vast majority of the five-time Oscar winnings music appears in the cinema. The last time that John Williams’s works appeared for a regular reoccurring TV series was Amazing Stories in 1985. That score is now 37 years old and marks a momentous return of John Williams to the little screen.
While some of the newer scores for the new Star Wars TV shows have been highly praised, such as Ludwig Göransson Emmy Award-winning The Mandalorian score, the original score has such a powerful nostalgia. The iconic pieces of music connect fans back to a certain place in time for both the Star Wars universe and in their lives. John Williams is also in the unique position to be able to reinterpret some of his own pieces to reuse some of that nostalgia for a new piece.
With an appearance from Hayden Christain as Darth Vader in the upcoming series, as well as some of the Inquisitor there are plenty of opportunities for old made new. John Williams never disappoints, and this new canvas will hopefully put Star Wars back in the eyes of award winners once again.
The most important thing is that John Willaims is coming back to Star Wars. With John Williams now 90 years old, Obi-Wan Kenobi can very well be the last chance for Star Wars fans to hear this original composer bring his musical mastermind or our beloved galaxy.