Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new 'Star Wars' streaming TV series

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Published on August 24, 2019 - Duration: 00:55s

Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new 'Star Wars' streaming TV series

Ewan McGregor will reprise his "Star Wars" role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise on Friday.

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Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new 'Star Wars' streaming TV series

McGregor surprised the crowd at Walt Disney Co's D23 Expo fan convention, walking on stage to loud cheers and applause.

He said he was relieved that he could finally reveal he would return to the role.

The Scottish actor played the younger version of the Jedi master in the three "Star Wars" prequel movies starting with 1999's "The Phantom Menace." Filming of the series is expected to start next year, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said.

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