Game of Thrones star Indira Varma joins cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+

Series is expected to begin filming this spring

Isobel Lewis
Tuesday 02 March 2021 10:39
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Game of Thrones star Indira Varma has been cast in the forthcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Deadline reports that the actor, who played Ellaria Sand in HBO’s fantasy series, is the latest star to sign up for Disney+’s Star Wars spin-off series.

No details about her character, or the show’s name, have been revealed yet.

However, we do know that Star Wars prequel stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen will appear in the series as Obi-Wan and Darth Vader respectively, with filming due to begin this spring.

The series will be directed by Deborah Chow and will use the same technology as The Mandalorian, the first Star Wars spin-off to appear on Disney+.

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In December, Disney announced that there were 10 new series based on the popular sci-fi franchise in the works at the streaming service, including Lando, a show based on Donald Glover’s character in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

An additional 10 Marvel series will also be released.

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