Entertainment TV Kumail Nanjiani, Rupert Friend, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and More Join 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Disney+ Series The upcoming series led by Ewan McGregor marks the continued expansion of Star Wars titles coming to Disney+ By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 29, 2021 04:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Allen Berezovsky/Getty; Tommaso Boddi/Getty; Rich Polk/Getty A can't miss event! Disney+ is gearing up its continued expansion of Star Wars-themed projects by unveiling the cast of its upcoming series, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Kumail Nanjiani, Rupert Friend, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Joel Edgerton, Moses Ingram, Indira Varma, Bonnie Piesse, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie are on board to star, the streaming service announced Monday. The bunch will join Ewan McGregor, who will reprise his role as the titular character as well as serve as an executive producer. The Scottish actor, 49, will reunite on screen with Hayden Christensen, who previously played Anakin Skywalker in the popular film franchise. Production on the project is set to commence in April and it will later be available to stream on Disney+. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series picks up 10 years after the events that transpired in the 2005 film Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, during which the Jedi Master's best friend Anakin evolves into Darth Vader. "It was such an incredible journey playing Anakin Skywalker," Christensen, 39, previously told StarWars.com last December. "Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren't on the greatest of terms when we last saw them. ... It will be interesting to see what an amazing director like Deborah Chow has in store for us all. I'm excited to work with Ewan again. It feels good to be back." Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor. lucasfilm/shutterstock Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. When McGregor teased the project last fall, he said there will likely only be one season. "I'm really excited about it. It's going to be great, I think," the actor told Entertainment Tonight at the time. "As I understand, it's a standalone season. ... We'll see. Who knows?"