The long-rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi series at Disney+ is finally official. The series was confirmed today at the D23 Expo when Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy invited Star Wars prequel trilogy star Ewan McGregor to the stage and confirmed the series will soon begin filming.
“We have all the scripts written we’re ready to start shooting next year,” said Kennedy, according to Variety.
The news came directly after the first trailer for the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian was screened. No additional information about the series was provided, though it was previously rumored that McGregor would be taking up the role again.
The role of Obi-Wan was originally played by Alec Guinness in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. McGregor took up the role in The Phantom Menace and continued with the part through Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
While no additional details about the series were provided, Lucasfilm has ample source material to pull from when it comes to telling a live-action Obi-Wan story. The character played a major role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and his time in exile on Tatooine has been explored in numerous canonical novels and comics.