‘Kenobi’: ‘Aladdin’ actress named for new ‘Star Wars’ universe series

The ‘Star Wars’ universe series – based on the journey of the jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi – is taking shape, with the project’s casting process already in development.

And according to The Illuminerdi, actress Naomi Scott, from the live-action version of ‘Aladdin’, is one of the actresses noted for the role of Riley in the series. Besides her, Thusso Mbedu (“The Underground Railroad”) and Anula Nalekar are also in the running for the character.

According to details related to the role, Riley is described as a 20-25 year old female, also known as Eve.

Other characters have also won descriptions: Tia (female, 30); Harold (an eccentric and comical man, between 20 and 30) and Bella (a Latin woman, in her forties).

It should be noted that the names of the characters can also be temporary, used only to facilitate the casting process of the new cast.

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Recently, in an interview with Empire, star Ewan McGregor revealed he was more excited to act on the show than he was when he took part in the prequel trilogy of the saga, which launched between 1999 and 2005.

“I’m more excited about ‘Kenobi’ than when we recorded ‘Attack of the Clones’ and ‘Revenge of the Sith’. Movies weren’t very well accepted by fans at the time… But I’m curious to work with [a diretora] Debora Chow. I think this story will be amazing and I am delighted to play such a dear character again.

Recalling that Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed to The Wrap that the project will be a miniseries, with a predetermined beginning, middle and end:

“It was very exciting to see the talents involved here. And now we’re developing the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries with Deborah Chow and she’s done a phenomenal job ”.

The speech also reinforces recent information revealed by the Making Star Wars portal, which indicates that recordings will begin in September. Additionally, the portal noted that work will begin with outdoor stages in Southern California.

Directed by Deborah Chow, “Kenobi” will have six one-hour episodes.

As of yet, there is still no official first preview.

Meanwhile, it’s worth remembering that “ The Mandalorian ” has already been renewed for its 3rd season, and the 2nd is on display at Disney +.

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