Disney+ Has Announced the Obi-Wan Kenobi Filming Start Date and Cast

Disney+ has announced that filming for the Obiwan Kenobi series will begin in April and have also revealed the cast!

And it is confirmed that Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader!

While filming was initially halted earlier last year and the series happening after that was in question, the Force is with the production as Ewan Mcgregor will reprise his role as Obiwan Kenobi in the much anticipated series of one of the most iconic Jedi in George Lucas’ saga.

From the official press release:

“The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow, director of two critically acclaimed episodes of The Mandalorian Season 1. The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.

Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. Obi-Wan Kenobi is executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and writer Joby Harold. Casting director is Carmen Cuba. Obi-Wan Kenobi will be available exclusively on Disney+. – StarWars.Com”

Related Article: The Character of Kenobi: A Tribute

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