The much-awaited Star Wars TV series is confirmed! Ewan McGregor is back to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in the new show on Disney Plus.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced the news at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. McGregor’s return has been fiercely speculated.
If you are not aware, McGregor has a voiceover line for 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and some people are saying that he might have a scene in the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
According to Kathleen Kennedy “, the screenplays are ready” and they are intending to film the TV series in 2020. But there’s no definite date yet on when it will be available to watch.
The new Star Wars TV series may possibly fill the character’s story gap between 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and 1977’s A New Hope.
On the other hand, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will be exclusively available in Disney Plus which is a $7-a-month streaming service that is set to launch Nov. 12.
Disney Plus will try to compete with the major streaming sites like Netflix, Amazon, and Apple. Therefore, their main goal is to create a streaming hub with all their family-friendly content.
This streaming hub of Disney is using the Star Wars universe to attract more subscribers. They are also creating a prequel series based on Rogue One.
At the launch of Disney Plus in November, all the Star Wars movies from the first two trilogies, as well as The Force Awakens and Rogue One will be available in Disney Plus.
Are you excited about the new Star Wars TV series and the launching of Disney Plus?