Well, it’s finally official! After months – nay, years – of speculation and rumour, Ewan McGregor is now confirmed to be returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new live-action TV series.
The official announcement came at D23, with McGregor himself taking to the stage to confirm the news.
This series will be set between Revenge of the Sith and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy also added that all scripts are already written and the series is ready to start shooting next year.
Having played Kenobi in the prequel trilogy, the last time we saw McGregor’s Obi-Wan in live-action as at the end of Revenge of the Sith as he gave a baby Luke Skywalker Owen and Beru.
If all goes to plan, this to-be-titled Obi-Wan Kenobi offering could well premiere on Disney+ in 2022 or possibly even as early as 2021.