Ewan McGregor To Return As Obi-Wan Kenobi In New Disney+ TV Series

It seems no love has been lost for Ewan McGregor, as he is in talks to reprise his role once more as the legendary Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a solo film in the Star Wars universe.

The Scottish actor earned his place high in the rankings of Star Wars fandom with his heart-wrenching performances as a younger Obi-Wan in the prequel trilogy, starting with The Phantom Menace back in 2001. It comes as no surprise that he is touted to wield the Force once more in a standalone story.

Yes, Disney has the high ground now.

According to Deadline, this new story will be a TV series that will be aired on the upcoming Disney+ digital streaming service. Interestingly, this standalone series was supposed to have begun production after the premiere of the much-maligned Solo: A Star Wars Story, but the unfavourable criticism that movie got meant that the Obi-Wan series, along with other potential Star Wars projects, were either canned or delayed. We’re relieved that Obi-Wan got the latter.

No episode count or exact setting has been confirmed yet, as is are the production schedule and casting. While we’re still pretty much in the dark about this untitled Obi-Wan TV series, we can certainly expect more details to be revealed at next month’s D23 expo.

The untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi solo series will join the Pedro Pascal-led The Mandalorian as the other prominent Disney+ Star Wars TV series when the digital streaming service launches on November 12, 2019.