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Watch the trailer of Diney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi below. The new limited series from Lucasfilm will air later this month.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Limited Series to air on Disney+

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On May 4th, coinciding with Star Wars Day, Disney+ released a brand new trailer for the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Alongside it is a number of key arts that give fans a glimpse of what’s to come to the Star Wars universe. Although the limited series is a prequel, it is still a good addition to the story.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Timeline

The story begins at the 10-year mark after the events that transpired in Star Wars: Episode III— Revenge of the Sith (2005). It follows the main character, Obi-Wan Kenobi and his life as a Jedi in exile. If you recall from the Episode III movie, the Jedi were destroyed by Kenobi’s former friend and apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. Obviously, this is no longer a spoiler (but if it is for you, then you are way too late and there is nothing else I can do for you) but when Anakin Skywalker became (or shall I say, rebranded) himself as the Sith Lord Darth Vader, he made the Sith Inquisitor program where it hunts down surviving Jedi after Order 66. 

This is where the Obi-Wan’s story comes in. Perhaps feeling guilty and responsible for Anakin’s downfall, Kenobi lives in solitary at Tatooine in order to watch over a young Luke Skywalker. He hides there in exile while secretly watching Darth Vader’s offspring, but as the show progressed, our main hero leaves Tatooine and soon embarks on new adventures. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi Official Trailer

The trailer, although it does not give out much, still shows what’s ahead for Obi-Wan. It reveals old and new faces that Obi-Wan will encounter throughout the show. 

Watch the official trailer below.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Cast

Erwan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan, as well as Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. This series will mark Christensen’s first-ever appearance since the 2005 Revenge of the Sith movie. Other new cast members will fill in old characters like Joel Edgerton as the younger version of Luke’s uncle Owen and Bonnie Piesse as Luke’s aunt Beru. Rupert Friend will play the Grand Inquisitor and Moses Ingram will play Reva, another Inquisitor. 

Other cast members include Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma and O’Shea Jackson Jr. Joining them to complete the ensemble are Sung Kang, Simone Kessel, and Bennie Safdie. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi Limited Series to air on Disney+

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Release Date

Obi-Wan Kenobi is from the direction of Deborah Chow. Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Debora Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold act as executive producers of the show.

The limited series is comprised of six episodes with the first two airing on Friday, May 27th, 2022. After that, the series will stream a new episode every Wednesday until the finale on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022. Obi-Wan Kenobi is from Lucasfilm and will stream exclusively on Disney+

Published by HOLR Magazine.