Game of Thrones and Carnival Row actor Indira Varma is joining the cast of Disney+’s Obi-Wan Star Wars series, according to a report from Deadline.
Varma’s character details remain under wraps, and production is reportedly beginning this spring. She will be joining Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen on the new show, with both actors reprising their roles. McGregor returns as the titular Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Christensen will be playing Darth Vader.
The series will take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Deborah Chow will be directing Obi-Wan. Chow has already been involved in Disney+’s Star Wars universe, directing a couple episodes of The Mandalorian.
“I’m more excited about doing this one than I was doing the second and third one that we did before,” McGregor told the Empire Podcast. “I’m just excited about working with Deborah Chow, and the storylines are going to be really good I think. I’m just excited to play him again. It’s been long enough since I played him before.”
This isn’t the only Star Wars project that’s planned on the streaming service. Shows featuring Boba Fett, Cassian Andor, Lando Calrissian, High Republic’s The Acolyte, Ahsoka Tano, and Rangers of the New Republic. And yes, there are still more movies coming as well. The next Star Wars release is the Clone Wars spin-off animated series The Bad Batch, which arrives on May 4.