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.
Hayden Christensen returns as Darth Vader, joining Ewan McGregor in OBI-WAN KENOBI. The Original Series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sith, and is coming to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/9WR2npRUkk
— Star Wars (@starwars) December 10, 2020
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.
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