John Williams — the iconic composer of the “Star Wars” film scores — will return to a galaxy far, far away with the new series “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

The news: Variety reports that Williams will return to help write the theme music for “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

  • Williams reportedly recorded the music with a Los Angeles orchestra last week.
  • Why it matters: “It is a coup for both Lucasfilm and Disney, considering the five-time Oscar winner rarely composes for television,” according to Variety.
John Williams' 'The Rise of Skywalker' score will feature every iconic 'Star Wars' theme

Flashback: Williams is well-known for writing the themes and scores for some iconic films, including the “Star Wars” franchise, as well as “Jaws,” “Home Alone,” “Jurassic Park” and more.

  • Williams returned to work for the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, which included “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi” and “The Rise of Skywalker,” as I reported for the Deseret News.
  • Williams previously wrote the theme for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in 2018 and Disneyland’s “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” theme park in 2019, too.
  • He said he would retire from scoring “Star Wars” after completing work on “The Rise of Skywalker,” though.
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What’s next: “Obi-Wan Kenobi” will drop on Disney+ on May 25 — 45 years after the release of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

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