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All the upcoming Disney Plus Star Wars shows including Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Rise of Skywalker is the last Star Wars feature film from Disney, until at least late 2023. However, fans of the sci-fi/fantasy franchise will still get plenty of new live-action content over the next few years. That’s because there are a ton of upcoming Disney Plus Star Wars shows in the works.
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The streaming service is already home to all of the feature films. However, Disney Plus struck it big with the release of its hit Star Wars TV spin-off The Mandalorian in November 2019. Now, as Disney Plus has launched in more countries, even more people are able to officially watch The Mandalorian and his lovable companion, “the child.” They are also able to watch the all-new seventh and final season of the acclaimed animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and a spin-off series, The Bad Batch. You can even watch an all-new Lego Star Wars Holiday Special on the service. In late 2021, the service launched a Mandalorian spin-off, the Book of Boba Fett.
But what lies ahead for the Disney Plus Star Wars shows? Let’s use the Force (or rather, previous announcements from Disney) to see into the future and get the info on the service’s plans for perhaps the biggest pop culture franchise of all time. You can sign up for the service at the link below.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi (May 25, 2022)
The next major entry in the Disney Plus Star Wars shows list is the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Yes, Ewan McGregor, who played the role of the Jedi in the Star Wars prequel films, is coming back to play Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi. Not much is known about this series yet, other than it takes place 10 years after Revenge of the Sith. We do know that Hayden Christensen will be returning as Darth Vader.
We also know that Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will be back. They will once again play Owen Lars and his wife Beru (Luke Skywalker’s “uncle and aunt”) as they did in the prequel films. Other cast members include Moses Ingram and Rupert Friend as the Jedi-hunting Inquisitors. Indira Varma will be playing an Imperial officer, while Kumail Nanjiani, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie have been cast in unknown roles.
Deborah Chow, who directed two episodes of The Mandalorian during its first season, will direct all six episodes of the Obi-Wan show. The series will be shown weekly on Disney Plus, starting on May 25, the 45th anniversary of the official launch of Star Wars: Episode IV in theaters.
The Mandalorian Season 3 (late 2022)
As we mentioned earlier, we didn’t see Disney Plus release a third season of The Mandalorian in late 2021. Rather, we saw a spin-off, The Book of Boba Fett, as the legendary bounty hunter tried to take over the crime syndicate of Tatooine. However, the last few episodes of that series saw both The Mandalorian and “the child” return to help out Boba Fett, leading many to call The Book of Boba Fett “the Mandalorian Season 2.5”.
The good news is that The Mandalorian season 3 is now in production. As usual, the plot for the new season is top secret, but we expect it to drop sometime in late 2022.
Star Wars: Andor (2023)
One of the big Disney Plus Star Wars shows in the works will focus on one of the most memorable characters in the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Actor Diego Luna will star in the series, reprising his role as Rebel officer Cassian Andor.
Other people who have been cast include Genevieve O’Reilly, who played the younger Mon Mothma in Rogue One. The cast list also includes Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Stellan Skarsgard, and Kyle Soller in currently unknown roles.
The plot of the series is unknown at this point. The only thing we do know is that it takes place well before the events of Rogue One (for obvious reasons) and it will be a “rousing spy thriller.” Filming for the series has been completed. Tony Gilroy, who was credited with co-writing Rogue One, wrote the pilot episode of the series. Toby Haynes, who has directed episodes of Doctor Who, Sherlock, and the Emmy-award-winning Black Mirror episode U.S.S. Callister directed the first three episodes of the series. We expect the show to debut sometime in 2023.
Star Wars: The Acolyte (TBD)
This show itself is being created by Leslye Headland. She was the co-creator and showrunner of the Emmy-winning Netflix series Russian Doll that debuted in 2019. Not much is known about this show, other than it will be female-centric and will be a “mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.”
Star Wars: Ashoka (TBD)
Rosario Dawson portrayed the Jedi Knight Ashoka Tano in the second season of The Mandalorian. Now she will get her own series among the Disney Plus Star Wars shows. Nothing else has been revealed about this series.
Star Wars: Lando (TBD)
Lando Calrissian is coming back in this series created by Justin Simien, director of the movie Dear White People. Nothing else is known about this entry in the Disney Plus Star Wars shows, including who will play Lando.
Star Wars: A Droid Story (TBD)
A collaboration between Lucasfilm Animation and Industrial Light and Magic, this animated series will focus on a new droid in the Star Wars universe. It will be guided by classic droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.
Untitled series (TBD)
While this has yet to be officially announced, there is another upcoming live-action Star Wars series that is rumored to be in the works. Discussing Film reports that it will be set in the High Republic era of the Star Wars universe, and will center on four pre-teens and an older man. Jon Watts, who directed Spider-Man: No Way Home, is slated to direct at least one episode. The show may be officially revealed sometime later this year.
That’s a look at all the Disney Plus Star Wars shows coming in the next few years. We will update this post when more information on these Disney Plus Star Wars shows are revealed.