The in April, Lucasfilm said Monday. It also revealed that Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, , O'Shea Jackson Jr., Moses Ingram, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie have joined and in the upcoming Star Wars series.coming to will kick off production
The show, which doesn't have a release date yet, will see McGregor returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi. It's set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith (and nine years before ), when the exiled Jedi is living on Tatooine. Christensen will also come back as Darth Vader, the fallen Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan's former apprentice.
Of the newly announced cast members, Edgerton and Piesse will be familiar to Star Wars fans -- they played Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In the closing moments of the latter, the baby Luke Skywalker was given to them by Obi-Wan. So we'll presumably see a 10-year-old Luke in the show.
Nanjiani, who'll appear inlater this year, and the others are new to a galaxy far, far away.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will be directed by Deborah Chow, who directed two episodes of's first season -- and . It'll be executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Chow, McGregor and writer Joby Harold.