Obi-Wan Kenobi works on to go into concealing on Tatooine in the particular closing moments of Revenge of the Sith. The Disney Plus show takes place ten years later.


“Obi-Wan. Now this is a name I’ve not noticed in a long period…” Disney‘s got a whole lot of Star Wars shows arriving at its Disney Plus streaming service, and one particular will star an well-known hero: Obi-Wan Kenobi views Ewan McGregor time for the particular role of the venerable Jedi master he performed in all three Star Wars prequels.

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Disney and Lucasfilm announced the particular show during August 2019 D23 convention. Here are usually all the details coming from learned since.

When could it be out?

We don’t understand yet. In March, Lucasfilm uncovered that production will begin in April, and McGregor was spotted with the very Jedi Master beard the few weeks later.

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As a result, the particular release date will probably be at some time in late 2021 or even early 2022. It’ll contain six hour-long episodes, McGregor said last year, and told ET that it can planned as a single-season show.

Disney has already been dropping episodes on the streaming service on the weekly basis, unlike Netflix’s full-season drop approach.

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When is definitely it set?

It’ll consider place 10 years right after Revenge of the Sith and nine years prior to A New Hope, in a good era after the Jedi Order has been basically easily wiped out.

Obi-Wan, as your dog is seen in A New Hope. He won’t look very this old in the particular Disney Plus show.


Who’s Obi-Wan Kenobi?

If you really can’t say for sure, a person really should watch the few Star Wars movies. The quick version: Obi-Wan Kenobi is definitely a Jedi master that first appeared on display in 1977’s A New Hope, played by Alec Guinness. This movie saw him assisting young Luke Skywalker take their first steps into the particular larger world of the particular Force. Later in that will movie, Obi-Wan was hit down by his previous apprentice Darth Vader, who had been eventually revealed to be Anakin Skywalker, Luke’s father and the Jedi turned to the particular dark side.

Despite their death, Obi-Wan returned since a spirit (a Force ghost, in Star Wars-speak) in order to guide Luke in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the particular Jedi. He even gave Rey a little help in The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker.

Qui-Gon Jinn (left) introduces young Anakin Skywalker in order to Obi-Wan, as R2-D2 appears on, within The Phantom Menace.


The prequel trilogy, which kicked off with The Phantom Menace in 1999, brought in McGregor as a younger Obi-Wan and introduced us in order to his master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson). Qui-Gon discovered Anakin upon the desert planet Tatooine, but was slain simply by Darth Maul, and the obligation of training the youngster fell to Obi-Wan. 

Anakin succumbed to the particular dark side in Revenge from the Sith and grew to become Darth Vader, then helped Emperor Palpatine eliminate the Jedi since they established the Galactic Empire. Obi-Wan survived and fled to Tatooine with Luke, the son Anakin failed to know he previously, while Luke’s twin sister, Leia, proceeded to go to live with the particular royal family of Alderaan.

Hayden Christensen will play Darth Vader again.


Cast: Who’s within it?

Aside from McGregor returning as Obi-Wan, Hayden Christensen — who played Anakin in Attack from the Clones and Revenge from the Sith — will return since Vader.

“It was this kind of an incredible journey actively playing Anakin Skywalker,” Christensen said associated with coming back to the particular role. “Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren’t upon the greatest of conditions when we last noticed them. … It is going to be fascinating to see what a fantastic director like Deborah Chow offers in store for all of us all. I’m excited in order to work with Ewan once again. It feels good to become back.”

Beru and Owen Lars are responsible for increasing young Luke Skywalker.


On March twenty nine, Lucasfilm revealed a variety of other cast associates. Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will return as Owen and Beru Lars — much better known as Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen plus Aunt Beru. At this time within the timeline, they’re increasing Luke far away through now-evil dad Darth Vader. Presumably, we’ll see someone brand new playing a new Luke.

Joining them are Kumail Nanjiani, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Moses Ingram, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie within unknown roles — not one of them has formerly been in Star Wars.

On April 22, Variety reported that will Maya Erskine (seen in Hulu comedy PEN15) had already been cast in the display. Her role is unkown.

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There’s one some other actor who’ll most likely display up, as suggested close to the end of Revenge from the Sith.

“In your isolation on Tatooine, training I use for you. An outdated friend has learned the particular path to immortality — one who has came back from the netherworld around the Force. Your old learn,” said Yoda when he and Obi-Wan go in to exile. “How to commune with him, I will certainly teach you.”

Qui-Gon Jinn could make an look, in ghost form.


Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn died in The Phantom Menace, yet Neeson returned to the particular role in The Clone Wars. He was your first Jedi actually to become Force ghost plus guide his allies within the material realm. By the time from the Original Trilogy, Obi-Wan has learned this particular skill, having been trained by Qui-Gon. We’ll most probably see this within the display. Neeson told Collider within October 2020 he has not yet “been approached” regarding reprising the role, yet it could happen at some time throughout the show’s 2021 capture.

Expect Jabba the Hutt plus his goons, as nicely as some of the particular scum and villainy glimpsed in the Mos Eisley Cantina, in order to show up too. 

Who else is associated with the show?

Deborah Chow, that helmed episodes three plus seven of The Mandalorian’s very first season, will direct the particular Obi-Wan series. Lucasfilm leader Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Chow, McGregor and writer Joby Harold will certainly serve as executive suppliers.

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What perform we all know about the story?

Right now, all we all can really say is definitely that Obi-Wan — recognized to the locals as Ben Kenobi — will watch more than Luke from a range whilst in exile on Tatooine. Don’t think too difficult about the undeniable fact that Vader failed to look regarding their son on his home planet, that the particular Galactic Empire didn’t notice the young man with the particular name Skywalker or that will Obi-Wan’s alias is fairly darn similar to their own name.

It’s not clear what kind of function Vader will play within this show; Obi-Wan can leave Tatooine and have got a detailed encounter with their fallen apprentice, or we all might just cut in order to a distant Vader with some point.

“This will certainly be the rematch associated with the century,” Kennedy said of Christensen’s return, suggesting that the 2 will certainly meet.

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Obi-Wan will likely commune with Qui-Gon’s nature as well, to find out how to return since a Force ghost.

We’ve had a few cannon glimpses of this time period. In the first volume of Marvel’s main Star Wars comic series, Luke discovers Obi-Wan’s journals following the particular Jedi’s death in The New Hope. These recount the few of his activities on Tatooine, like conserving Luke through Jabba’s goons, protecting Jawas from Tusken Raiders and rescuing Owen from Wookiee bounty hunter Black Krrsantan.

Obi-Wan faces Maul the past time in Rebels.

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Obi-Wan’s final battle along with Maul occurs during this particular time, around two many years before A New Hope. We’ve already seen how that will goes down in the particular CGI animated series Rebels, but it’s not above the bounds of likelihood that it will be re-created within live action.

The Jedi can reminisce about fighting within the Clone Wars as nicely, opening up the likelihood of flashbacks (so we all might see Christensen actively playing pre-dark side Anakin since well as Vader).

If you’re eager to obtain a sense of this particular time period, John Jackson Miller’s 2013 book Kenobi is worth the read. It’s no lengthier canon, nonetheless it reveals one particular of Obi-Wan’s adventures since he tries to mix in on Tatooine plus is an excellent examine.