Just as The Mandalorian added a Game of Thrones guest star, in that shows case Pedro Pascal, to its cast so Obi-Wan Kenobi follows suit as British actress and star of Rome and Luthor Indira Varma is rumoured to have joined the Disney Plus project in an as yet unknown role.

Game Of Thrones and For Life star Indira Varma is set to join Disney+’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, we understand.

Star Wars prequel stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen are already aboard for the series, which McGregor recently teased was getting underway in the spring.

Varma’s character details are under wraps, as are plot details on the drama, which is based on McGregor’s prequel movie character. Christensen will reprise his role as Darth Vader.

Respected stage and screen actress Varma is well known for her small screen roles in series such as Rome, Game Of Thrones (a particularly memorable turn as Ellaria Sand), Carnival Row, and most recently ABC’s For Life. She was an exec producer on UK series Indian Summers and also starred in Ridley Scott’s movie Exodus: Gods And Kings.

Previous rumour reports claimed a number of characters were being sought after:

Riley (aka Eve) Female (20-25) CO-LEAD – A female BIPOC whose character details are being kept under wraps

Tia Female (30s) SUPPORTING – BIPOC

Harold Male (Late 20s-30s) SUPPORTING – A quirky, comedic male

Bella Female (40s) SUPPORTING – Latinx

Which of these roles, if any, Indira has apparently been offered we don’t yet know, but as and when that information comes to light, you’ll find it right here on Fantha Tracks.

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