Obi-Wan Kenobi brings back Star Wars alums Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse

Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse played Owen and Beru Lars in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith

Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse as Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru

Haven’t seen the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi yet? If you are a huge Star Wars fan who haven’t watched the series yet, expect to see a couple of familiar faces on the show besides the main character.

Who did return for Obi-Wan Kenobi series?

In addition to Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen who reprised their roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, respectively in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Star Wars alums Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse also returned for the show.

Edgerton played Owen Lars while Piesse portrayed Beru Lars in 2002’s Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. In the closing moments of the latter, the baby Luke Skywalker was given to them by Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Edgerton and Piesse reprised their Star Wars roles in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse as Owen and Beru Lars in the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series
Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse as Owen and Beru Lars

Other Obi-Wan Kenobi cast members

Apart from McGregor, Christensen, Edgerton, and Piesse, the Disney+ series also features the following Star Wars Universe newcomers:

  • Moses Ingram: She plays Reva Sevander, also known as the Third Sister. She is a ruthless Inquisitor who is determined to hunt down Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Kumail Nanjiani: He plays Haja Estree, a con artist and smuggler on the planet Daiyu.
  • Indira Varma: She plays Tala Durith, a member of the Path, a group of rebels who are helping Jedi escape the Galactic Empire.
  • Rupert Friend: He plays the Grand Inquisitor, the leader of the Inquisitors, a group of dark-side Force-users who are tasked with hunting down and exterminating the Jedi.
  • O’Shea Jackson Jr.: He plays Kawlan Roken, a smuggler and an engineer.
  • Sung Kang: He plays the Fifth Brother, a ruthless Inquisitor who is determined to hunt down Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Simone Kessell: She plays Breha Organa. She is the wife of Bail Organa and the adoptive mother of Leia Organa.
  • Benny Safdie:  He plays Nari, a Jedi survivor.

Obi-Wan Kenobi brings back Star Wars alums Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse 2

What is Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series about?

Produced by Lucasfilm and directed by Deborah Chow, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), in which Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) witnesses the downfall and corruption of his friend and apprentice, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), who turns to the dark side of the Force and becomes Darth Vader.

The series follows Obi-Wan as he lives in exile on the desert planet Tatooine, watching over Luke Skywalker, the son of Anakin. He is also haunted by his past and his failure to prevent Anakin’s fall to the dark side.

When Princess Leia Organa (Vivien Lyra Blair) is kidnapped by the Galactic Empire, Obi-Wan is forced to leave Tatooine and confront his past. He teams up with a young woman named Tala Durith (Indira Varma) and a smuggler named Haja Estree (Kumail Nanjiani) to rescue Leia.

Obi-Wan Kenobi release date

The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered on May 27, 2022, on Disney+. The subsequent four episodes were released on the streaming service weekly until June 22, 2022.

Will there be a season 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi?

As of September 2023, there is no confirmation on whether there will be a season 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series was originally conceived as a limited series, but both Ewan McGregor and Deborah Chow have expressed interest in returning for a second season.

McGregor has said that he would be happy to return for a second season, and that he believes there is more story to tell. Chow has said that she is open to a second season and would be excited to explore more of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s story.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to do a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi will be up to Lucasfilm. The company will likely take into account the viewership numbers for the first season, as well as the feedback from fans and critics.

Where to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi?

The six-episode season 1 of Obi-Wan Kenobi is streaming exclusively on Disney+ in the United States.

Sources:, Deadline
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