The Obi-Wan Kenobi series has a release date – the new show will premiere on Disney Plus on May 25. We had seen a since-deleted tweet suggesting as much from a Disney Plus executive, but now it’s official. There’s even an official poster to celebrate the announcement.
The series brings back Ewan McGregor to reprise his iconic role as the titular Jedi Master. The series takes place 10 years after the finale of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-Wan witnesses his best friend and apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, become consumed by corruption and turn to the dark side as Darth Vader.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, a limited Original series, starts streaming May 25 on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/FDBc6SfK7lFebruary 9, 2022
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will see Hayden Christensen return as Darth Vader alongside a cast that includes Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Disney has been very shy to show anything from the highly anticipated series, with the only snippet so far being a teeny tiny little clip featuring McGregor and director Deborah Chow chatting about Christensen returning as Anakin Skywalker.
“The most beautiful thing of all is that it’s brought me back together with Hayden… we’ll have another swing at each other. It might be quite satisfying for everybody,” McGregor said, careful not to stir up too much hype ahead of the premiere.
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