The Disney+ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series Features Two Aussies and Some Familiar Faces

For Star Wars fans who are eagerly waiting for news on spinoff Obi-Wan Kenobi, the news that some familiar faces will be returning to the project — which will officially begin production in April — will surely be welcomed.

Ewan McGregor, who plays the titular character, and Hayden Christensen, who plays Darth Vader, return for the six-episode Disney+ limited series which will take place ten years after the end of 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” — as the series’ description reads.

As for who else will appear in the series, which is directed by The Mandalorian‘s Deborah Chow, there are some faces that you might well recognise.

Joel Edgerton

Australia’s own Joel Edgerton will play the role of Owen Lars — Luke’s uncle — once more, having briefly portrayed him in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. It’s still unclear as to what capacity he will be back in for the new series.

Joel Edgerton

Bonnie Piesse

Meanwhile, fellow Aussie Bonnie Piesse will join Edgerton to reprise the role of his on-screen wife, Beru Lars.

Moses Ingram

Fans of Netflix’s The Queens Gambit will likely be thrilled to see Moses Ingram (Jolene!) in the limited series, although it is not yet known which role she will play.

Kumail Nanjiani

Comedian, actor and screenwriter Kumail Nanjiani, who won the hearts of audiences everywhere with his touching film The Big Sick, and kept us laughing with Silicon Valley and Portlandia will play a still-unknown role in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Indira Varma

The actress played Ellaria Sand on Game of Thrones but we do not yet know which role she will play in Obi-Wan Kenobi. 

Rupert Friend

Again, we don’t yet know who Friend will play in the Disney + series but the actor is very well known for playing Peter Quinn for several seasons of the espionage drama Homeland.

O’Shea Jackson Jr

Jackson Jr has starred in Straight Outta Compton, Just Mercy, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Sung Kang

Kang played Han in the Fast and Furious franchise and has appeared in a wide variety of TV shows, most recently in a recurring role as attorney John Mak on Power.

Simone Kessell

Kessell is no stranger to appearing in miniseries’ having acted in Pine Gap, The Crossing, and Of Kings and Prophets.

Benny Safdie

Safdie is the award-winning director of 2019’s Uncut Gems, which he co-helmed with his brother, Josh.

It is unclear when the highly-anticipated series will premiere on Disney+.

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