Hello there! Obi-Wan Kenobi – the long-awaited Star Wars series about the Jedi Master's time after Revenge of the Sith – finally has a release date and will premiere exclusively on Disney+ Canada on May 25.
Disney officially dropped the date after the season finale of The Book of Boba Fett, along with a teaser poster featuring a disheveled Obi-Wan traversing the sand dunes of Tatooine, dressed in civilian clothing and clutching a lightsaber in his right hand.
The highly-anticipated limited series will consist of six episodes and is set 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprising their roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (respectively) from the Star Wars prequels.
Disney has been fairly secretive about the series, only releasing a minute-long behind the scenes teaser back in November 2021 before this announcement – the teaser was mostly uneventful, aside from a brief glimpse of concept art depicting a rematch between Kenobi and Vader, which generated significant levels of hype among Star Wars fans.
Despite lukewarm critical reception, the Star Wars prequels have gained a cult-like following over the past decade and have become widely adored by a younger generation of Star Wars fans, with Ewan McGregor's performance often seen as a highlight of the trilogy.
In an interview with Forbes, McGregor shared his excitement about reprising the role, saying "I loved playing him again...it's quite interesting, after the experience of making the first three films and living through sort of their reception in the world, which wasn't always glowing...and then now, meeting the generation who we made those films for, the children then - and now, people in their late teens or early 20s, those people who were kids who we made those films for, they loved them. So to step back into his shoes again now and do a series, a whole series about Obi-Wan Kenobi for those fans, it just makes me really happy."
Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres exclusively on Disney+ Canada starting Wednesday, May 25, with new episodes every Wednesday – sign up for Disney+ to stream the series when it launches, starting at just $11.99 per month. This is where the fun begins.