Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader Confirmed For Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

Hayden Christensen is returning to the Star Wars universe.

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Star Wars veteran Hayden Christensen is set to return as Darth Vader for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on the Disney Plus streaming service.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has announced that Hayden Christensen has signed on to reprise his role as Darth Vader for Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi is being helmed by The Mandalorian director Deborah Chow for Disney Plus.

Directed by Deborah Chow from scripts written by Hossein Amini, Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series is just one of ten officially announced Star Wars shows for Disney Plus. The Mandalorian season two debuted on the streaming service this past November with stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.

An Rogue One prequel series centered on Cassian Andor is also in development with Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprising their respective roles. Tony Gilroy serves as showrunner on the series, which is currently filming in the United Kingdom.

Lucasfilm is working on several other Star Wars series for the Disney Plus streaming service, including projects focusing on Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano and the Rangers of the New Republic. A third season of the Pedro Pascal-starrer The Mandalorian is also in development at the streamer for a Winter 2021 release.

Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader and Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and make sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.