Indira Varma has joined the cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the upcoming Disney+ series that follows up with the character following the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

(WENN/Instar)

(WENN/Instar)

What’s Happening:

  • Deadline is reporting that Indira Varma (ABC’s For Life) has been cast in Obi-Wan Kenobi, although no details have leaked about her character.
  • The premise of the Disney+ Original is top secret, but Kathleen Kennedy revealed during the Disney Investor Day that it is set about mid-way between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, a 19-year gap of time.
  • Ewan McGregor returns in the title role and filming is slated to begin this month.
  • Hayden Christiensen also reprises his role as Darth Vader in the series, although it is unclear how big of a role Obi-Wan’s former apprentice turned Sith lord will play.
  • One of the directors from The Mandalorian, Deborah Chow, will direct the series, incorporating many of the technologies that made the first Star Wars TV series possible.
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