Ewan McGregor Will Star in an Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars Show

McGregor played the character in the three "Star Wars" prequels - "The Phantom Menace", "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith".

Previously unannounced series set in Marvel's wildly popular superhero universe and a live-action Lady and the Tramp film were among the shows teased at the biennial D23 fan convention in California, to whooping cheers from Disney devotees dressed as their favourite characters.

"Can you please ask me: Am I going to play Obi-Wan Kenobi again?" Along with all of the Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel content we already have, Disney+ will feature a very big slate of original programming, including movies and so, so many series. If you've followed the books and animated series, Obi-Wan actually goes on many challenging missions and at one point even faces off and permanently defeats the reborn Darth Maul.

The series is now untitled, the script has been written and production is due to begin next year.

The rumors initially began back in May, but details about the show were scarce. The president of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy and Ewan McGregor were on stage together to announce the news. The most famous is the helmeted Boba Fett from George Lucas' original "Star Wars" trilogy.

The untitled Obi-Wan series will be one of several Star Wars shows on the new streaming service, with others including The Mandalorian and a Rogue One spin-off starring Diego Luna. Pedro Pascal will star as a bounty hunter, in the period after the fall of the Empire. "The quality of our episodic series for Disney+ will be identical to our feature films". "It is world where like the old samurai movies and the old Westerns, gunfighters are roaming, and people are fighting for their own safety and trying to build safe communities but still, it's a risky world".

The first season filming is complete, Favreau and Dave Filoni confirmed, with visual effects being worked on ready for its 12 November premiere on Disney+.

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