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.

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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.

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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.


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