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The Newly Announced Cast For Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi Will Blow Your Mind

The forthcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series is one of Disney+'s most anticipated new series, and its newly announced cast list is even more exciting.

On March 29, 2021, Lucasfilm and Disney announced a pretty full cast list for the series — which will be helmed by Mandalorian director Deborah Chow — and though fans already knew Ewan McGregor would return as Obi-Wan Kenobi alongside another familiar face. Hayden Christensen will return to the Star Wars universe as Darth Vader, setting up an immediate conflict between the two master Jedis in a story told ten years after the events of Revenge of the Sith.

Alongside McGregor and Christensen, the star-studded cast includes Joel Edgerton (who played young Owen Lars in the Star Wars prequels), Moses Ingram (The Queen's Gambit), Bonnie Piesse (who also appeared in the Star Wars prequels and was most recently seen on The Vow), and comedian Kumail Nanjiani (who will also appear in Marvel's The Eternals). Game of Thrones' Indira Varma, A Simple Favor's Rupert Friend, Straight Outta Compton's O'Shea Jackson Jr., Fast & Furious staple Sung Kang, The Crossing's Simone Kessell round out the cast, and indie director Benny Safdie — who has crafted films like Uncut Gems with his brother Joshua — will also appear.

There's no word yet on the characters most of these actors will portray, but fans can rest easy knowing that a wildly talented cast will bring this new story to life — and there's another exciting piece of news in this announcement. The series will start production in April, meaning it may come to a television near you before too long.

There are a ton of Star Wars series coming to Disney+

Of course, the Obi-Wan series is just one of several super exciting new Star Wars shows coming to Disney+ over the coming years. Shortly after Obi-Wan, an animated series, Star Wars: Visions — which will be led by a group of Japanese animators — will hit the streaming service, with even more exciting shows to follow.

Fans are already getting hyped up for The Book of Boba Fett, which was officially announced during a post-credits scene as the second season of The Mandalorian — which reintroduced the character — came to a close, and which will be led by Temeura Morrison. However, another breakout character from The Mandalorian will also get their own spotlight; Ahsoka Tano, played in her live action debut by Rosario Dawson, will also get her own show.

Beyond those, Russian Doll creator Leslye Headland will helm The Acolyte, Diego Luna will reprise his Rogue One role as Cassian Andor in the spin-off Andor, and Mandalorian creators Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, alongside the Ahsoka series, will serve as showrunners for The Rangers of the New Republic. As if that's not enough, fans will also get animated series animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, a Lando Calrissian spin-off led by Dear White People creator Justin Simien, and A Droid Story, which focuses on the bond between C-3PO and R2-D2.