It’s been an uncertain year for Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi. Production of this show was put on hold in January 2020 – even before the coronavirus outbreak. By October, however, there were encouraging signs that the limited series about the old Jedi master will get made. And now, AVClub reports a whole bunch of actors signed on to the project.
We already reported about actress Indira Varna joining the series. The cast of the series now also includes Rupert Friend (Hitman: Agent 47), Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious franchise), Simone Kessell (San Andreas), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick). Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will reprise their performances as Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru they played in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. Additionally, the cast also includes Benjamin Safdie, who in 2019 made the award-winning crime thriller Uncut Gems with his brother Joshua. And speaking of directors, Obi-Wan Kenobi will be directed by Deborah Chow, who also helmed several episodes of The Mandalorian.
According to the Disney Plus press release, the series will take place a decade after the events shown in Revenge of the Sith. The shooting officially begins this April.