‘Obi-Wan’: Indira Varma Cast In ‘Star Wars’ Series Opposite Ewan McGregor

Can I just say that I’m a gigantic fan of Indira Varma? She’s absolutely great in everything, whether as Niobe in HBO’s Rome or Ellaria Sand in Game of Thrones. She even voiced one of my favorite characters in Dragon Age: Inquisition. And now Varma is joining the Star Wars universe as part of the Obi-Wan Disney+ series.

Variety reports Indira Varma will join Ewan McGregor in the upcoming Obi-Wan series for Disney+. Who is she playing? That’s a secret, of course, but Varma isn’t the kind of actor you bring in for just a scene or two.

The series will shed some light on Obi-Wan Kenobi and what he was doing on Tatooine between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

Production on Obi-Wan is expected to begin later this year, with Deborah Chow directing episodes. As for Varma, she can be seen right now in the drug war drama, Crisis.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.