The Obi-Wan Kenobi The Disney + series is heading in the right direction. Former Game of Thrones star Indira Varma has joined the cast of the upcoming Star Wars show, in which Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the iconic Jedi. McGregor originally played the role in the prequel trilogy and will now return for the show, which will take place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A new hopeVarma will also be there for the ride.
According to multiple reports, Indira Varma has applied for a role in Obi-Wan KenobiDetails about her role are being kept secret for the time being. It is not known if she will play a character already established in the universe, perhaps out The Clone Wars animated series or a comic book / novel, or if she plays an entirely new character. The only other confirmed cast member is Hayden Christensen. During Disney’s investor day presentation last year, it was confirmed that Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker, was in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, would return to play Darth Vader in the series.
Indira Varma is probably best known for her role as Ellaria Sand on HBOs Game of ThronesBut Varma has an impressive resume with shows like Rome Torchwood Luther and much more. Some of her movie credits include Exodus: Gods and Kings and The one and only IvanVarma last starred in the ABC series For life
Deborah Chow, who has several episodes of The Mandalorian, the first live action Star Wars series, is set to direct Obi-Wan KenobiUnlike The Mandalorian, which has different directors for each episode, Chow will direct throughout the season. It was previously confirmed that the show will use the same technology as The Mandalorian for filming, using a technologically advanced soundstage surrounded by screens known as “The Volume”. This allows real-world locations to be projected around practical set elements, simulating a wide variety of locations without the need to travel.
It had been rumored for a while that an Obi-Wan project was in development at Lucasfilm. For years, Ewan McGregor had to deny that he knew anything about it. At one point it was presented as a movie. Just once Solo: A Star Wars Story didn’t deliver at the box office, the studio decided to rethink its strategy. It was then reworked as a TV show. Filming is expected to start in the spring.
Disney and Lucasfilm have a number of them Star Wars shows in development for Disney +. The Book of Boba Fett Andor Ahsoka Rangers of the New Republic The Acolyte and more are on the way. Plus, The Clone Wars spin-off The bad party recently announced a premiere date for May 4. Disney was encouraged to expand the franchise’s scope on the small screen following its success The Mandalorian during the first two seasons. We will keep you informed as more information becomes available. This news comes to us via Deadline.
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