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Obi-Wan Kenobi: Loki Composer Set to Score Star Wars Series

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Loki composer Natalie Holt revealed that she has been tapped to score the music for Lucasfilm’s newest Disney+ prequel series, Obi-Wan Kenobi. This makes her the first-ever female composer for a live-action Star Wars project. Holt also confirmed the involvement of Star Wars composer John Williams, who will be creating the show’s main title theme, describing it as “reflective” and “entirely appropriate” for the Ewan McGregor-led series.

For her work on the TV drama Victoria, the British composer earned her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series. In addition to Obi-Wan Kenobi, she’s also currently working on the scores for HBO Max’s DC film Batgirl, and 2oth Century Studios’ The Princess.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi will see the return of Ewan McGregor to the Star Wars universe as he reprises his iconic role as the titular Jedi master, whom he famously portrayed in George Lucas’ prequel trilogy. It also features the return of fellow Star War alums Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader and Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars.

“The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader,” reads the official synopsis.

Joining the returning Star Wars alums are franchise newcomers Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), Sung Kang (F9: The Fast Saga), Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Rupert Friend (The French Dispatch), Simone Kessell (Of Kings and Prophets), Benny Safdie (Uncut Gems) and Maya Erskine (PEN15).

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Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow, with the script written by Joby Harold. Executive producers are Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold.

The highly-anticipated prequel is currently scheduled to make its debut on Friday, May 27 for a two-episode premiere.

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