Star Wars, and especially the Skywalker Saga is getting the detailed treatment it always deserved on the small screen with the help of various Disney+ Star Wars shows. One of the shows that are diving deep into this lore is the show Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The series will be focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi a decade after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Apart from Obi-Wan Kenobi, the show will be bringing Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader back.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the capable hands of The Manadalorian’s Deborah Chow. Now, since Christensen is billed second in the cast, right after Mcgregor only, so this makes sense that the two will be meeting in the show for sure.
But Christensen isn’t the only one who will be joining McGregor. The cast of the show will feature other stars like Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, Moses Ingram, Bonnie Piesse, etc. Now, another name has been added to the cast list- Maya Erskine.
Deadline recently shared that Maya Erskine, the star of PEN 15 is now a part of the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi show. Apart from starring in PEN15, the actress has also starred in Scoob and Insecure. In fact, the actress has a 2019 Emmy that she received for PEN15, an original comedy. Along with this, she has also received nominations for many WGA Awards.
Deadline has also revealed that Erskine will be playing a short but supporting role in “at least three episodes” of the show. But we don’t know what character or even the kind of role Erskine will be playing. It’s possible that she is playing a villain, but it’s also possible that she is playing a hero.
We also don’t know in what episodes she will be in and it looks like we won’t know till the episode actually airs. This will be keeping with the tradition of how new actors for the show are unveiled during the actual episodes themselves.
Plot details from the show are really scarce, but since she will be showing up in 3 episodes so it’s definitely possible that she will have a substantial role to play.
So, it’s possible that Erskine will be Obi-Wan Kenobi’s ally and help the man in some missions. In fact, maybe due to her the Jedi Master will be leaving Tatooine for some time. Also, it’s also possible that she will not be playing a serious character and that the producers of the show will be utilizing her comedic talents that made PEN15 a hit.
But maybe, Erskine’s character will be an Inquisitor or even an Imperial officer who tries to go after Obi-Wan Kenobi. So if this indeed turns out to be the case, then this would just mean that she and Kenobi are going to duel and that makes us excited.
Overall, Maya Erskine is a talented actress. So her addition, irrespective of whether she is playing a villain or a hero will be a positive factor for the Obi-Wan Kenobi show.