Indira Varma Cast In Disney+ Kenobi Series
Another Actor Added to the Kenobi Cast List….
The IMDB.com listing for Obi-Wan Kenobi has just two actors listed:
To date, Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen — Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader themselves — are the only folks listed on the series cast.
The series, directed and produced by Deborah Chow, is highly anticipated (fans have been waiting for years), so ANY news is big news.
Waiting For Obi-Wan
And today’s big news is that Game of Thrones Indira Varma, who played Ellaria Sand, will appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
In an exclusive, Deadline’s Andreas Wiseman posted:
Varma’s character details are under wraps, as are plot details on the drama, which is based on McGregor’s prequel movie character. Christensen will reprise his role as Darth Vader… McGregor also confirmed last month that the series will be directed by Deborah Chow, who directed two episodes in the first series of The Mandalorian, and that it will use the same technology as The Mandalorian.
Deadline also notes fans may have seen Varma in Rome, Carnival Row, and the Ridley Scott film Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Where Does Varma Fit In?
However, we’re still waiting to see how Obi-Wan Kenobi will play out.
In December, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy teased the series, “Last August at the D-23 Expo in Anaheim, we announced the return of Ewan McGregor in the iconic role of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi for a special event series on Disney+.”
And Kennedy also dropped the only firm deets about the limited series.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sith, where he faced his greatest defeat: the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned-evil-Sith-Lord, Darth Vader.
“Our fans will be thrilled that Hayden Christensen will be returning in the role of Darth Vader,” she said, adding, “This will be the rematch of the century.”
How Indira Varma fits in? Patience, padawan. Patience.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is thought to begin production as soon as this month.