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Yes! John Williams is back for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series!

February 24th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Just last night I wrote about my excitement for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series with the news of Palpatine, Bail Organa and Qui-Gon Jinn all possibly returning (here) and now we have what is, quite simply, the icing on the cake.

We all accepted that after Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, composer John Williams, left, was done with Star Wars, 42 years after Star Wars (now Episode IV: A New Hope but then just plain ol’ Star Wars) first hit cinemas and his iconic score changed the lives of millions of fans and generations of other fans still to come.

But, he’s back for the Obi-Wan series which arrives on May 25th, the 42nd anniversary for the release of Star Wars, so it’s all very… right.

“Williams has written the musical signature” for Obi-Wan, played once more by Ewan McGregor, meaning he has written Obi-Wan’s theme and that has us very, very excited.

This marks Williams’ first TV series work since Amazing Tales in 1985, so this is groundbreaking on many fronts for us fans.

Obi-Wan Kenobi hits Disney+ on May 25th and we are counting the weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds…

Source: Variety

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….