In 2020, Disney announced that Obi Wan Kenobi — played by none other than Ewan McGregor — will be returning to star in his own series.
The series, airing on Disney Plus, is set to take place after the prequel trilogy but before the original trilogy 10 years into the 19-year time gap. Fans have already seen some of this character’s actions during that time in the recent animated series Star Wars: Rebels, but in this upcoming live-action series the story will focus on Obi-Wan directly.
With its timeframe, Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to bring back iconic movie and Legends characters including Darth Vader, The Grand Inquisitor, The Fifth Brother, and more.
If you’ve been holding out to get in on the action here is everything to know about the upcoming Kenobi series right now.
Where does the Obi-Wan Kenobi series release?
Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere on Disney Plus May 27. Following that the show will air weekly until it reaches its conclusion.
While there is still a while before this release, fans can get started diving into the show’s universe by checking out the reveal trailer for the show which provides a first look at things to come when the series launches later this year.
Who will star in this upcoming series?
It should be no surprise that some of the prequel trilogies stars are returning for the action. Obviously, Ewan McGregor is reprising his role as Obi-Wan, but also Hayden Christensen will be back as Anikin Skywalker, or Darth Vader.
Right now, the only other characters we know will be appearing are Owen Lars and Beru Lars, more commonly known as Luke Skywalker’s uncle and aunt. These roles will reportedly be portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, who are also returning after having played the characters in the prequel trilogy.
There are also plenty of new cast members joining the project. You can check out the full list of confirmed cast members on IMDb here.