One of the most unifying focuses of the fandom for Star Wars fans of all ages is the release of the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi film. Following Ewan McGregor’s outstanding performance in The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan went from a distant and jaded character in the original trilogy to one of the most iconic and well-received characters in the prequels. With appearances in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels adding depth to the story, as well as the conclusion of Obi-arch-nemesis Wan’s Darth Maul, some may have assumed that we had seen everything there was to see. Fortunately, Lucasfilm has continued to add depth to his story, with returning characters like Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader and the terrifying Grand Inquisitor indicating that Obi-story Wan’s is far from over.

When Is the Release Date of Obi-Wan Kenobi?

The miniseries will premiere on Disney+ in the United States on May 27, 2022. The show was supposed to premiere on May 25th. You’d be correct if you thought that date reminded you of something significant. May 25 marks the 45th anniversary of the release of A New Hope, and the legacy of expanding on the character’s original storyline continues.

Fortunately for the international audience, Obi-Wan appears to be released on the same day around the world, so everyone will be able to enjoy it at the same time.

Obi-wan Kenobi Release Date And Time On Disney+

The new series, like most Disney+ releases, will premiere at the same time around the world, which translates to:

  • 12am PT in the US
  • 3am ET in the US
  • 8am BST in the UK
  • 9am CEST in Europe
  • 12:30pm IST in India
  • 5pm AEST in Sydney, Australia

How Many Episodes In Total?

Six episodes will be devoted to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

In comparison to the other live-action Star Wars series on Disney+, The Mandalorian, and The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the shortest entry so far.

To compensate for its shorter length, Star Wars fans will be able to watch the first two chapters in one sitting, as Episodes 1 and 2 will both be released on May 27th.

Following that, the remaining four episodes will air on Wednesdays, one each week until episode six arrives on June 22nd.

  • Episode 1 | May 27th
  • Episode 2 | May 27th
  • Episode 3 | June 1st
  • Episode 4 | June 8th
  • Episode 5 | June 15th
  • Episode 6 | June 22nd

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Who Is in the Cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Even if it stopped at Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, Obi-Wan Kenobi would have a star cast. Fortunately, the regular season cast is full of talented actors. Rupert Friend will play the Grand Inquisitor in all six episodes of the miniseries. Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will return to the Star Wars universe to reprise their roles as Owen and Beru Lars, respectively, appearing in all six episodes. Moses Ingram will make his debut as the new Inquisitor Reva, with Sung Kang as the Fifth brother rounding out the majority of the regular season Inquisitors.

Kumail Nanjiani, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, Maya Erskine, and O’Shea Jackson Jr. are all listed as season regulars who will appear in all six episodes of the miniseries. The creators appear to be keeping their exact roles as hidden as possible, so hopefully, future trailers will reveal their identities. There have been some rumors that a yet-unnamed droid may be played by Kumail Nanjiani, following Lucasfilm’s recent trend of casting comedians as droids in Star Wars films.

We do know a few of the characters who will appear in Kenobi’s journey. Marisé lvarez will play the enigmatic Nyche. As seen in the teaser trailer, Indira Varma will play Tia, an Imperial officer. Finally, we will be given a glimpse into the life of Grant Feely’s young Luke Skywalker. While Luke has begun to appear in a number of other projects, he will only appear in one episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Plot

We do know where most of the characters from the miniseries will end up, so it appears that this series is filling in some gaps about how the Inquisitors worked and what Obi-Wan was doing during his exile to the desert wasteland of Tatooine.

If you want to see a Maul vs. Obi-Wan rematch, I highly recommend watching Star Wars Rebels, which was created by Dave Filoni, the same writer who worked on The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. This narrative appears to provide additional context for how the empire formed the Inquisitor movement. All of the Inquisitors will appear in every episode, as will Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. Furthermore, several scenes in the trailer depict the Fortress Inquisitorius (subtle, right?) on the moon Nur. The scenes appear to depict the interior of the fortress prior to Cal Kestis’ fateful arrival in Star Wars: Fallen Order.

While the show is primarily set on our beloved desert planet, you may have noticed a new location during the trailer. Daiyu is the new planet with the “Hong Kong” vibe. There isn’t much known about the planet or what draws Obi-Wan there yet, but several cutscenes are shown. It’s also a refreshing change from Tatooine, where recent Star Wars projects have spent a lot of time.

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