Bothan Spies have been scouring the dark corners of the Outer Rim for news concerning Disney Plus’ upcoming series Kenobi. Today they have unearthed a bit of casting information, surrounding another familiar face from Star Wars past.
It seems that Jimmy Smits will be reprising his role as Bail Organa for the upcoming streamer. You may remember Smits in the role in Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Making Star Wars‘ sources observed Smits on set for the Kenobi series’ filming with Ewan McGregor. The filming was so secretive it wasn’t immediately clear if he was even in the series for a time. It is also why he has been left off the cast list (merchandise for the Kenobi series also have Smits’ Bail Organa in production for the coming year.)
There are also rumors that Breha Organa will be returning as well, although it is not known if Rebecca Jackson Mendoza will be reprising the role from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. We will all know soon, as the series is set to debut May 25th, 2022.
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The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, in which Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat — the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side and became the evil Sith Lord, Darth Vader.
The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold.