Disney+'s Obi-Wan Star Wars Series Adds Game of Thrones' Indira Varma

Kimberly Roots
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A former Game of Thrones badass is headed to a galaxy far, far away.

Indira Varma, known to Thrones fans as Sand Snake mama Ellaria Sand, has joined the cast of Disney+’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff, our sister site Deadline reports.

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No word yet on who Varma will play in the series, which is set between the events of the Star Wars films Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor are set to reprise their film roles of Anakin Skywalker (who, as we all know, eventually becomes Darth Vader) and Obi-Wan, respectively. The pair’s previous meet-up, at the end of 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, resulted in Anakin’s rejection of his Jedi teacher and a full-on turn to the Dark Side.

The series is one of several Star Wars spinoffs Disney+ has in the works, including: an offshoot of The Mandalorian that will focus on Rosario Dawson’s Ahoska Tano; The Book of Boba Fett, led by Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen; Rangers of the New Republic, which will be set during the events of The Mandalorian; and a Lando Calrissian prequel series.

In addition to Thrones, Varma’s other TV gigs include For Life (which just aired its Season 2 finale and has yet to be renewed), Rome, Carnival Row and Luther.

Have thoughts on who Varma might play in the Star Warsverse? Sound off in the comments!

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