The Disney+ Star Wars television shows continue to cast former actors from Game of Thrones. First Pedro Pascal, and now Indira Varma. On GoT Varma played the vengeful Ellaria Sand. Varma joins the cast of the next Star Wars series that continues the adventures of the exiled Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Deadline reported on Monday that Varma will appear in the series, though details about her character are under wraps. That said, the casting detail is nonetheless a sign that progress is steadily continuing on the still-untitled series, which will premiere on Disney+. Varma, who also starred in recent television shows such as “Carnival Row” and “For Life” and films such as “Crisis,” will appear in the series alongside Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, who portrayed Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy, respectively.
Most details about the Obi-Wan series, including specific plot points and a release date, are under wraps. That said, the film is expected to take place between the events of “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.”
Disney’s other upcoming “Star Wars” showsinclude a new series about “Rogue One” character Cassian Andor, portrayed by Diego Luna, which will debut in 2022. Two “Mandalorian” spinoffs — “The Rangers of the New Republic” and an Ahsoka Tano (portrayed by Rosario Dawson in “The Mandalorian”) series — are in the works, as is “The Bad Batch,” an animated series that follows a group of experimental clone troopers.Leslye Headland, the creator of Netflix’s acclaimed “Russian Doll,” is also working on a “Star Wars” series that will take place in eras and regions of the franchise’s universe that have been relatively unexplored in previous projects.