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Batch to the Future: New Star Wars Shows Cast and Trailer

We’ve been treated to a whole galaxy worth of Star Wars news recently about the Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Bad Batch series!

Lovely tidbits of information have been revealed recently about TWO new Star Wars series: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Star Wars: The Bad Batch!

Firstly, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new Disney+ special event series starring Ewan McGregor as the iconic Jedi Master, will begin shooting in April. The story begins ten years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow, director of two critically acclaimed episodes of The Mandalorian, Season One and the series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. 

Joining the cast are Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Joel Edgerton (Midnight Special), Bonnie Piesse (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Indira Varma (Game Of Thrones), Rupert Friend (Strange Angel), O’Shea Jackson Jr (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (Raya and the Last Dragon), Simone Kessell (Reckoning) and Benny Safdie (Pieces of a Woman). 

Next up, following their literally explosive introduction in the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Clone Force 99, a.k.a. the Bad Batch, will soon step into the spotlight in Lucasfilm’s animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which will be launching exclusively on Disney+ later this spring.

Check out the brand-new trailer for the series here…

Star Wars: The Bad Batch follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

The series has been executive produced by Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance) and Jennifer Corbett (Star Wars Resistance) with Carrie Beck (The Mandalorian Star Wars Rebels) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (Star Wars Resistance). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.  

Both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Star Wars: The Bad Batch will be showing on Disney +. The latter makes its debut on 4 May, with a special 70-minute premiere, followed by new episodes every Friday starting on 7 May. 

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