As “Star Wars” content dwindles, what with the end of both “The Mandalorian” and the Skywalker saga, fans look well beyond that galaxy far, far away in search of what may come next. In addition to a potential Rose Tico Disney Plus series, both a Cassian Andor show and a Kenobi series are confirmed to be in the works for Disney’s streaming platform. 

Though it has remained highly classified, besides the return of the fan-favorite Obi-Wan actor Ewan McGregor, new casting evidence provided by ComicBook.com suggests that a young Luke Skywalker may well be introduced on the new Disney Plus show.

Entertainment journalist Daniel Richtman, going by the name @DanielRPK on Twitter, has pointed to a casting call for a young Luke on his Patreon page. The evidence he provided is a casting grid sent to various agents, which alludes to a slew of other potential “Star Wars” characters emerging among the Obi-Wan series cast. 

Fan anticipation for the Obi-Wan Disney Plus series is at an all-time high, showcased in the Kenobi fan film released last week, which itself portrays a middle-aged Obi-Wan protecting a younger Luke Skywalker. Though it’s not proof, the fan-made flick is an interesting look at the ways Disney can embed a young Luke into the story without mucking up the Obi-Wan series timeline.

Series writer Hossein Amini has revealed that the official Obi-Wan Kenobi show will be set between "Episode 3" and "Episode 4," which is an especially long period of time (averaging around 19 years according to The Hollywood Reporter). Despite little clues as to the overall Obi-Wan series plot, it’s clear the show will focus heavily on how Kenobi protected a young Luke in the shadows on Tatooine. 

Given this specific timeline, there are several potential “Star Wars” characters that can appear in the Kenobi series, from Jabba the Hutt and Darth Maul to Qui-Gon Jinn and Ahsoka Tano. While speculation is at an all-time high, Kenobi series director Deborah Chow and writer Amini are said to be gearing up to portray Obi-Wan at his most lonely and vulnerable point in life.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series debuts on Disney Plus in early 2021.

Star Wars C3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker are pictured in an early "Star Wars" film. Photo: Lucasfilm