Ewan McGregor is close to finally returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi for an upcoming Disney+ series, according to multiple reports.
McGregor is in talks to reprise his role as the Jedi Master in an upcoming series for the streaming service, Cinelinx first reported. It would be the third live-action “Star Wars” TV series, along with Jon Favreau’s “The Mandalorian” and the “Rogue One” prequel series centered on Diego Luna’s character, Cassian Andor.
Reps for Disney, McGregor and LucasFilm did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. News of the potential series comes ahead of next week’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
McGregor played a younger version of Kenobi in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy that began with 1999’s “The Phantom Menace.” He was also played by Alec Guinness in the first “Star Wars” film “A New Hope.”
Disney is launching its upcoming streaming service in November, which, along with housing its vast library of content, will feature original productions from “Star Wars,” Marvel Studios, Pixar and Disney’s own studio. The service will cost $6.99 a month and will be offered in a bundle with Disney’s other streaming properties Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month.
“The Mandalorian,” which will star “Game of Thrones” alum Pedro Pascal as a Boba Fett-like bounty hunter, will debut the same day Disney+ launches. For the “Rogue One” series, Alan Tudyk is also reprising his role as K-2SO from the film.