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Full cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi series revealed, filming to begin soon

April 3rd, 2021 by Marc Comments

While we still have no real idea when we can sit down and watch the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+, we do know who we’ll be watching on the screen.

Disney/Lucasfilm have revealed the full cast for the series and when the series is set to begin production.

The series will take place ten years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and will chronicle a period in the Jedi Master’s life that is largely unknown.

In the cast are several exciting returning actors/characters with Hayden Christensen’s return as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader still the most exciting (here) but the return of Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse as Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru Lars is exciting too and almost certainly means we’ll see a young Luke in here too.

However, the rest of the cast are new additions and it’s exciting to ponder who they may be in a galaxy far, far away.

Joining the series are Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie – you can check out the official images of the stars at the bottom of this post – most interesting here are Ingram (who teased on Twitter she will use lightsabers) who I’ve heard may be a young Ahsoka Tano, Kumail Najiani who i’ve seen rumoured to be playing Jedi Master Quinlan Vos and Sung Kang who is best known as Han in the Fast and Furious franchise.

Deborah Chow, who directed two episodes of The Mandalorian, directs will direct the full series.

“We start making it in the late spring and we’re gonna be shooting it here in LA,” says McGregor

“We’re shooting it much in the way The Mandalorian series was shot. We’re using some of that technology,” he went on. “I really liked it and I liked the format of it. I liked the Western nature of it, it’s an old-fashioned TV Western. It’s brilliant.”

We’d expect more news and details over the coming weeks and months, so stay here for all the news and speculation.

What say you all? Are you excited for the series? I want to hear all your thoughts…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….