As the release date for the highly anticipated Star Wars show Obi-Wan Kenobi rapidly approaches, more information is trickling out. After the shocking news that John Williams is returning to compose the main theme for the show, the main composer has been announced.
Natalie Holt, the composer for last year’s Loki series, revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that she will be composing music for the upcoming show, alongside John Williams. Holt will be the first female to score a Star Wars project.
In the interview with Vanity Fair, Holt also hinted at William’s so far unheard theme, saying that it was “reflective, and it’s just entirely appropriate”.
When asked about how her music fits with the theme, she responded by saying that “the tentpoles have been set out by John Williams” but she would be bringing her “own voice to the show”.
Holt also explained that she will be performing in the score. She plays both the viola and violin, and will be lending her voice to the music. The music audiences will be treated to will have its roots in traditional Star Wars music, but will be incorporating new elements into it, with modern synths being blended into the soundtrack.
Natalie Holt has previously scored on other series, such as Beecham House, Knightfall and Victoria. In 2017, she was nominated for an Emmy award. She is also set to compose the upcoming Batgirl film.
The upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series will debut on May 27th. It is set ten years after Revenge of the Sith, focusing on Obi Wan’s exile as he is hunted by Imperial Inquisitors. Ewan McGregor will return in his role as the titular character, alongside Hayden Christensen. The show will be directed by Deborah Chow, who previously directed Chapter Three of The Mandalorian, and will be directing all six of the episodes.
Words by Kieran Burt
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