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Disney+ officially announces ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ to begin production

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.

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Disney+ has revealed Obi-Wan Kenobi will begin production in April. The new television program will star Ewan McGregor who is joined by Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.

Yes, that’s right, the series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.

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So what’s it about?

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, who also directed two critically acclaimed episodes of The Mandalorian, Season 1.

Disney+ officially announces 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' to begin production

Check out our rundown of Obi-Wan Kenobi the character and don’t miss our coverage of this exciting new show.

It’s not yet known when Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere exclusively on Disney+, but it will likely arrive sometime in 2022.

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the new Disney+ special event series starring Ewan McGregor as the iconic Jedi Master, will begin shooting in April. 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. The casting director is Carmen Cuba.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” will be available exclusively on Disney+.

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