Natalie Holt Named Composer of Obi-Wan Kenobi – Deadline
Natalie Holt has been cast as a composer for Disney+ Obi Wan Kenobibecoming the first woman to score a live-action star wars project. She broke the news in an interview with Vanity Fair released on Friday, also confirming reports that star wars composer John Williams will provide the show’s main title theme, in his first live action star wars TV out.
Holt teased that Williams’ past work on the franchise will serve as her “tent poles” and that she will be looking to bring her own “new and fresh” take on the franchise. star wars music to the series, via elements that she cannot yet reveal. “It’s been glorious to work with my hero,” she said in reference to Williams, “and to bring my own voice to the show.”
Holt also shared that Williams’ as-yet-unknown theme is “reflective” and “completely appropriate” for the series.
“It distills the subject matter of the show in the perfect way that John Williams can,” she continued. “It’s melancholy, but there’s an element of hope. He’s doing something new and I think people are going to be really blown away.
Holt went on to explain that Williams’ first step into the world of live action star wars The television was born out of his desire to create a theme for Jedi Master Obi-Wan – the “one legacy character” he had yet to write about, given that he was “dead enough early” when Alec Guinness portrayed him in 1977 A new hope.
Obi Wan Kenobi picks up 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, where Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) faced his greatest defeat: the downfall of his best friend and apprentice, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), who became the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series which debuts on Disney+ on May 27 also stars Joel Edgerton, Kumail Nanjiani, Moses Ingram, Rupert Friend, Bonnie Piesse, Indira Varma, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, McGregor and Joby Harold serve as executive producers.
Holt is an Emmy-nominated British composer, perhaps best known for her score for Disney+ Lokiwhose work will also soon be heard on HBO Max’s bat girlfox Princess and the Elizabeth Banks film cocaine bear for Universal. Past credits include series such as Beecham House, fall of the knight and Victoriaand movies including Se, Unfaithful and Cordelia.
Holt is replaced by Allegro Talent Group, UK Film Music and White Bear PR.