Disney Officially Announces 'Obi-Wan' Disney+ Series

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LucasFilm announced at Disney's D23 conference on August 23 that Ewan McGregor will return to his role as the legendary character for a show set to premiere on Disney's forthcoming streaming service, Disney+.

The scripts for the series have been written and it will film next year.

"Ms. Marvel", "Moon Knight" and "She-Hulk", derived from Marvel comics, are being developed as live-action series for Disney Plus, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced.

McGregor will headline an Obi-Wan Kenobi series set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

McGregor was seen by many fans as the best part of the otherwise largely maligned trilogy The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. However, spin-offs beyond Solo: A Star Wars Story were put on hold last June after the second standalone Star Wars film underperformed at the box office.

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Disney is using is using its D23 conference to roll out some big news from the galaxy far, far away.

The untitled series is among a number of splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.

Set after the events of Return of the Jedi, the eight-episode series takes place after the revolution - in between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order. McGregor has frequently spoken about his desire to return to the role. "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".

Pedro Pascal, an actor known for roles on "Game of Thrones" and "Narcos", will star in the new series.

The Mandalorian follows the journey of a mysterious bounty hunter and it will arrive on Disney Plus when it launches in November.

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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