A new rumor suggests that the upcoming “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” series for Disney+ has reportedly found its young Princess Leia Organa. According to Cinelinx, Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box, We Can Be Heroes) has been cast in the role and Leia’s character will play a major part in Kenobi’s story.
Blair is best known for her work in 2018’s Bird Box, and she also had a role in Robert Rodriguez’s Sharkboy & Lavagirl spin-off We Can Be Heroes.
Previously announced cast includes Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. The series will also see the return of Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars and Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars. Star Wars newcomers include Eternals‘ Kumail Nanjiani, Game of Thrones‘ Indira Varma and Rupert Friend. New rumors also suggest that Sung Kang could portray one of the Empire’s Inquisitors from the animated series Star Wars Rebels.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi,” begins 10 years after the dramatic 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.
The series is executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and writer Joby Harold. The casting director is Carmen Cuba.
A premiere date for “Obi Wan” has not been released yet, but the series will consist of six hour-long episodes and is expected to arrive on Disney+ sometime next year.