Hayden Christensen is returning to the Star Wars universe in Obi-Wan Kenobi, an upcoming Disney+ series revolving around the character of the same name. Christensen is set to portray the villainous Darth Vader, formerly known as the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker.
Christensen appeared as Anakin in the films Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). He is reunited with Ewan McGregor, who will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The series, which takes place 10 years after the events of the Revenge of the Sith, is set to begin production in March 2021.
Joby Harold is writing for the series, and Deborah Chow will direct. Chow, McGregor, Hossein Amini, Kathleen Kennedy, and Tracey Seaward will also serve as executive producers.
Aside from his work in the Star Wars franchise, Christensen appeared in the films Life as a House (2001), Jumper (2008), and Little Italy (2018).
The casting news was announced on Thursday during the Disney Investor Day 2020, a presentation by The Walt Disney Company.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will join other Star Wars original series on Disney+, including The Mandalorian and upcoming titles Ahsoka, The Bad Batch, Lando, and The Acolyte. – with reports from Jericho Igdanes/Rappler.com
Jericho Igdanes is a Rappler intern.