Indira Varma will star opposite Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christiansen in the ‘Star Wars’ show.
The Star Wars series centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi at Disney+ is adding to its cast.
Game of Thrones and For Life veteran Indira Varma will star in the series opposite Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christiansen, who will reprise their roles as, respectively, Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his former pupil, now the Sith lord Darth Vader.
In keeping with the cone of silence surrounding the show, details about Varma’s character aren’t being released at the moment. The series is expected to fall in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope in the Star Wars timeline.
John Wick: Chapter 3 and Underground producer Joby Harold is writing the show, having come aboard in April 2020 following a creative reset. The Mandalorian veteran Deborah Chow is set to direct.
Varma is a series regular on ABC’s legal drama For Life, which wrapped its second season last week. She played Ellaria Sand on Game of Thrones; other credits include Amazon’s Carnival Row and HBO’s Rome.
The Obi-Wan series is one of several Star Wars projects in the works at Disney+, including a Cassian Andor series with Diego Luna reprising his Rogue One role, animated show The Bad Batch (which debuts in May) and live-action projects Ahsoka, centered on the Jedi played by Rosario Dawson in The Mandalorian; Rangers of the New Republic; The Acolyte from Leslye Headland; and Lando, which is being developed by Dear White People creator Justin Simien.
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