Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus Series Confirmed; Ewan McGregor to Reprise Role

Brenda Watkins
August 25, 2019

The audience of about 6000 people voiced enthusiasm for another Star Wars-related series, The Mandalorian, which producers said is set in a yet unexplored time for the space saga after 1983's The Return of the Jedi.

As it turns out, maybe these are the droids you're looking for: Ewan McGregor will return to the Star Wars universe to star as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Disney+ series focused on the legendary Jedi, Disney announced during D23 on Friday.

The trailer opens to a shot of Stormtrooper helmets mounted on spikes, suggesting the Galaxy has become a lawless frontier.

The 48-year-old Scotsman said onstage the Anaheim Convention Center: 'Can you please ask me if I'm going to play Obi-Wan again?'

We don't know much yet about the long-rumored Kenobi TV show, but we're compiling every bit of info we get right here.

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"Bounty Hunting is a complicated profession", Herzog's mystery character says.

"We have all the scripts written and we're ready to start shooting next year", said Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy. It then introduces us to the titular Mandalorian (played by Pedro Pascal from Game of Thrones), a gunslinging lone warrior trying to survive post-Imperial villainy. Gina Carano is Cara Dune, Carl Weathers is Greed Carga and Giancarlo Esposito appears in an unnamed but villainous role.

The online streaming service Disney+ featuring film and television shows will launch November 12 in the United States as well as Canada and the Netherlands, before rolling out worldwide.

"It's both exhilarating and liberating to be able to tell stories that expand beyond two hours, and the quality of our episodic series for Disney+ will be identical to our feature films", Kennedy said. One has to expect it will take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

Elsewhere, Disney will also be launching a Muppets Now short form series in 2020 featuring celebrity guests as well as Pixar Shorts focused on Toy Story 4 character Forky.

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