Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut exclusively on Disney+ on May 25, Contact Music reports.
The new series will see Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the iconic Jedi Master from the ‘Star Wars’ prequel trilogy – with Hayden Christensen also returning as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, according to the report.
The story is set 10 years after the events of the film ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’ which saw Obi-Wan Kenobi face his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker – who turned to the dark side to become the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie have also been cast in the six-episode series.
‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ is being directed by Deborah Chow with Joby Harold penning the scripts. Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan and Ewan are all involved as executive producers.
McGregor previously revealed that his portrayal of Obi-Wan in the new series has been inspired by the late Sir Alec Guinness’ take on the Jedi Master in the original trilogy of ‘Star Wars’ movies.