'Obi-Wan Kenobi': release date, cast, plot and teaser trailer for Disney+ show

'Star Wars' fans won't have to wait much longer for a return to Tatooine

Ewan McGregor returns as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new limited series for Disney+. Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd
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Fans of Star Wars have been eagerly awaiting the coming Disney show Obi-Wan Kenobi. The highly-anticipated limited series has Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen return as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.

Although an initial release date for the show was announced, Disney has unveiled a new clip with McGregor explaining a change in date. Fans also get two episodes that will premiere together, instead of only one.

Before its release, here's everything you need to know about the show.

What is the release date?

The original premiere date for the Disney+ was set for Wednesday, May 25, but has now been pushed back to Friday, May 27. The show is a limited series and will consist of six episodes.

Who is in the cast of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'?

McGregor and Christensen will reprise their roles as Obi-Wan and Anakin.

Others joining the cast are Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Rupert Friend, Moses Ingram and Sung Kang.

Edgerton will reprise his role as Owen Lars, Anakin’s stepbrother and Luke Skywalker’s uncle, while Piesse will appear as Beru Whitesun Lars, the wife of Owen and aunt of Luke.

Friend will play the high-ranking Grand Inquisitor of the Galactic Empire while Ingram and Kang also portray Inquisitors.

It also features Kumail Nanjiani, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, Indira Varma, O'Shea Jackson Jr, Rory Ross, and Maya Erskine in undisclosed roles.

What is the plot of the Disney show?

The show will take place 10 years after the events of 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith but before 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope. Obi-Wan, now needing to keep a low profile, has taken up residency on the planet Tatooine so he can watch over a young Luke.

What happens in the teaser trailer for 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'?

Disney released its first teaser trailer for the show on March 9. The clip lasts about a minute and a half and brings fans of the sci-fi franchise back to Tatooine. We seeObi-Wan looking dejected after the fall of the Jedi Order and the rise of the Galactic Empire.

“The fight is done. We lost,” he says in a voiceover. However, a new hope lies in the child of the man who was supposed to bring balance to the Force, and Obi-Wan has been entrusted to watch over him.

Although the child is years away from destroying the Death Star, the trailer reminds fans of Obi-Wan’s first priority — protecting a young Luke.

Updated: April 01, 2022, 8:20 AM
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