Disney has confirmed that the expected Obi-Wan Kenobi series will arrive this May 25 exclusively for Disney+. Disney’s streaming platform, which has closed the year with 130 million subscribers, is the place chosen to find out what happened after the events narrated in Episode III of Star Wars. To celebrate the return of Ewan McGregor, who returns to play the now protagonist, the North American firm has shown a spectacular new poster that the most staunch fans will know how to interpret.
The information comes just the same day that The Book of Boba Fett has ended, a series set in the timeline of The Mandalorian and whose final episode we have offered you this review. Therefore, the Star Wars universe does not stop: one series ends and we already know when the next one begins. This one, in advance, is quite special.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is coming to Disney+ on May 25: everything you need to know
Those who grew up with the trilogy of Episodes I, II and III will especially remember the figure of Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan. But he is not the only recognizable face in this production, since the other side of the same coin is Hayden Christensen, who is back to play Lord Darth Vader. Other confirmed actors and actresses for the highly anticipated Obi-Wan series include Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
At the plot level, the series will be set ten years after the events narrated in Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, at a time when the Jedi finds himself seeking refuge after the great change of power: the Republic has fallen and now the period of domination of the Empire begins.
With Deborah Chow as lead director and Joby Harold as the main mind behind the script, the production will coincide with the 45th anniversary of the original release of Star Wars in theaters and will consist of six episodes.
On the sidelines of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, scheduled for this May, we invite you to read this article, in which we review all the Star Wars series confirmed in Disney+ and everything we know about them.
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