Disney Officially Announces Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series

Obi-Wan Kenobi

We’ve known this was coming for quite a while now, but an announcement by Disney at the 2019 D23 expo makes it official. A Star Wars series starring Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi is headed to Disney Plus.

It started as a hope; fans wanted a standalone movie with the Jedi master, trainer and mentor of the future Darth Vader. The rumors began swirling and when Disney decided to launch its own streaming service, arriving this November, it only fueled the fire. What better place for a television series starring Obi-Wan than there, right?

Finally, a little over a week ago, We Got This Covered reported that McGregor was in talks to reprise his famous role. It comes as little surprise that everything we’d been hearing was true, then, but the Mouse House has finally made it officially official.

Unfortunately, few details are known about the show right now, except that it’ll most likely take place between the first two trilogies. In any case, Disney seems to be banking on the success of multiple Star Wars series instead of standalone movies, as Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed at the box office enough that any other film outside of the yearly December releases has been shelved.

The Kenobi series is the third one announced for the streaming service, with The Mandalorian kicking off November 12th. The Jon Favreau project will be about a lone gunslinger, starring Pedro Pascal, and takes place after Return of the Jedi. Nick Nolte and Carl Weathers will also star.

Diego Luna will then headline the third, untitled show, reprising his role as Rogue One‘s Cassian Andor. When the other two series will begin production is still up in the air, but The Mandalorian is ready for November 12th, 2019. And hopefully, Obi-Wan Kenobi will follow at some point in 2020.