'Game of Thrones' star Indira Varma joins 'Star Wars' series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'

Indira Varma in Game of Thrones (Credit: HBO)
Indira Varma in Game of Thrones (Credit: HBO)

Game of Thrones actor Indira Varma is to board the upcoming Star Wars spin-off series Obi-Wan Kenobi for Disney+.

The British actor is best known for her role as the fearsome and vengeful Ellaria Sand, where she starred opposite another Star Wars spin-off alum – The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal.

As yet, there's no word on who she is playing, but she will be joining Ewan McGregor as he reprises his role as Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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McGregor played the role in George Lucas's prequel movies, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

The Obi-Wan series will take place following Kenobi's exile, between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the first Star Wars movie, in which his character takes a young Luke Skywalker under his wing.

Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor (Credit: Lucasfilm/Fox)
Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor (Credit: Lucasfilm/Fox)

Hayden Christensen will also be returning to the franchise to play Anakin Skywalker, who later becomes Darth Vader, leader of the Empire.

The new series is the first in a number of new spin-offs in the Star Wars universe, which for now is focussing significantly on the small screen.

The Mandalorian will have its own spin-off, based on Rosario Dawson's character Ahoska Tano, who emerged as a fan favourite in the show's second season.

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Temuera Morrison will also lead a spin-off about bounty hunter Boba Fett, while a Lando Calrissian prequel series is also in the planning stages.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series doesn't have a firm release date yet, but is expected in early 2022.

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