On the surface, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s inclusion in Star Wars: Andor makes narrative sense due to the show’s place in the Skywalker Saga timeline. The recurring role of the Jedi Knight in the series seemingly hints that his appearance will not be a guest spot, unlike how Ahsoka Tano was featured in The Mandalorian. Instead, Kenobi’s addition could be similar to how Bo-Katan was integrated into Season 2 of the Jon Favreau-created series.
The Illuminerdi shared in a report that Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi will have a recurring role in Star Wars: Andor.
No additional details were reported regarding McGregor’s role in the Disney+ series.
Star Wars: Andor has been in production since late 2020 while the McGregor-starring Obi-Wan Kenobi series aims to start filming in late spring of this year.
In a way, this could potentially serve as a cause of concern for some fans since it could shift the attention towards Kenobi instead of Cassian. Despite that, it’s safe to say that this is part of the challenge for the series, and the creative minds behind it will no doubt do the necessary adjustments to craft a story so that Kenobi’s inclusion will be done naturally.