3 years after he retired from the Star Wars universe, after scoring ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’, the just turned 90 years old John Williams is returning to a galaxy far, far away to compose the theme for Obi-Wan Kenobi in his eponymous series.
Williams has written the music for all live action appearances of the character with his original theme, now more commonly known as The Force theme, being one of his most famous compositions. Williams hasn’t composed music for dramatic television since 1985’s ‘Amazing Stories’ which was for long time collaborator Steven Spielberg.
It has not been revealed who will be writing the main score for the six episode ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ or if Williams is adapting his original music or writing something new. This is a similar situation to when he wrote the theme for Han Solo in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, a character that Williams had never given his own theme in the original Star Wars trilogy, and John Powell handled the main score.
‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ begins its run on Disney+ on 25th May, forty five years to the day from when audiences first heard Williams’ Star Wars music.