Following the premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s epic third episode, fans were confused as to why Scrubs alum Zach Braff’s name appeared during the credits. As it turns out, Braff actually portrayed the role of Freck, the transport driver who gave Obi-Wan and young Leia a ride.
Braff took to Instagram to officially confirm his involvement by sharing a few behind-the-scenes photos from the production of the Star Wars series. This reunites Braff with director Deborah Chow after working together on the 2010 drama film The High Cost of Living.
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“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.
Obi-Wan Kenobi sees 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 Darth Vader, Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars, and Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars.
Joining the returning Star Wars alums are franchise newcomers Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Rupert Friend (Homeland), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), Sung Kang (F9: The Fast Saga), Simone Kessell (Of Kings and Prophets), and Benny Safdie (Uncut Gems).
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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.