Ewan McGregor Returns To Star Wars For New Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series

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The show will be available on the Disney+ streaming service

Disney launches its Netflix-style streaming service, Disney+, in November – and while it will only be available in certain parts of the world to begin with (sadly, not the Middle East), there will be a wealth of original movies and TV shows available, and plenty of Disney-owned classics.

All of the Star Wars movies will be streaming on the service, as well as new TV series based on the franchise. First up is The Mandalorian, which focuses on a bounty hunter in the style of Boba Fett, which launches with the service in November. Then two other Star Wars TV shows are due to begin filming next year.

One is a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with actor Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor. And the other – just announced – is an Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series, starring Ewan McGregor.

The Obi-Wan series was announced at the D23 Expo last weekend, where Disney updates its partners and the public on its latest projects. Not many details were given, but Ewan McGregor himself was brought onto the stage during a presentation to confirm the news.

McGregor played Obi-Wan Kenobi – a role performed by Sir Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars trilogy – in the critically-maligned prequels. The series is said to be set during the character’s wilderness years on Tatooine, where he lay in hiding to protect the infant Luke Skywalker. It is also set after the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which revealed that his arch-nemesis, Darth Maul, was still alive. Could the two face each other again?

The scripts for the show have apparently already been written.


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