‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ to Debut in May on Disney+

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ewan McGregor’s upcoming Disney+ series, will premiere on May 25.

Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place ten years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005), in which McGregor’s Jedi knight Kenobi goes into hiding when the Galactic Republic falls. Hayden Christensen reprises his role as Darth Vader, with Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie also appearing.

Deborah Chow directs the series and serves as an executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm, Michelle Rejwan, McGregor, and Joby Harold.

Disney+ has completed the last episode of The Book of Boba Fett and will release the Diego Luna-led Andor in 2022. It also has a number of other projects in the works, including the third season of The Mandalorian in the works and Rosario Dawson’s spinoff Ahsoka in the works.

McGregor first appeared as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999), the film that catapulted him to international fame. He took over the role originated by the late Alec Guinness in the original Star Wars, which debuted on May 25, 1977, 45 years to the day before Obi-Wan will appear on Disney+.

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