star and co-creator Maya Erskine has been cast in the upcoming show for Disney+. Erskine is the newest star to join the highly anticipated project, which will feature the talents of Ewan McGregor, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. Hayden Christensen is also confirmed to return in the role of Darth Vader.

Set a decade after the end of the Clone Wars and the rise of the Empire, will presumably begin with the exiled Jedi watching over a young Luke Skywalker on Tatooine. Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will reprise their prequel trilogy roles as Owen and Beru Lars, confirming at least some time spent on the desert planet.


The series will likely see Obi-Wan depart Tatooine early on, however, to embark on a galactic journey with brand-new characters. A rematch with Christensen’s Darth Vader has also been promised by Disney.

Per , the series has added another new cast member in star and co-creator Maya Erskine. Also known for her roles in , and , Erskine will reportedly play a mystery character appearing in at least three episodes of the show. That’s half of six planned hour-long episodes – the same general structure that’s been used by .


The number of new actors, and therefore, new characters being added to the universe in is incredibly exciting. While a lot of the series will still likely focus on known aspects of Obi-Wan’s story – his relationship with Anakin, his struggle to accept his failures, his vigil over Luke, etc. – it looks like there will also be plenty of new material. Given the success has found so far on Disney+ with and the final season of , that’s great news.

The era is set in also adds a lot of narrative potential. Despite a number of stories being told between and , those two decades remain one of the least explored periods in the Skywalker Saga. The upcoming animated series will show the days directly following , and the show will pick up the Imperial era years later. With a great ensemble already assembled, looks like it could be a fantastic addition to the mythos.

Source: Deadline