Discover what happened during Obi-Wan Kenobi’s 19 years in hiding on Tatooine. The Jedi Master finds himself residing on the sand-covered planet as part of his mission to stay nearby Luke Skywalker and ensure he is safe from the empire. But what untold adventures occurred during this dark time?
Following the execution of Order 66, Inquisitors are hunting down Jedi that are hiding throughout the galaxy. While trying to keep a young Luke Skywalker safe from harm, Obi-Wan Kenobi must also face the might of The Grand Inquisitor.
What to know
Obi-Wan Kenobi is a miniseries created by Lucasfilm for Disney+. The long-awaited sci-fi TV show takes place within the Star Wars canonical universe, telling the untold story of Obi-Wan's adventures while hiding on Tatooine.
Having previously starred as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy, Ewan McGregor reprises the titular role for the first time in live action since 2005. The miniseries also marks Hayden Christensen’s return to the role of Anakin Skywalker a.k.a Darth Vader. Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse return to the Star Wars saga as Lars Owen Lars and Beru Whitesun – the couple tasked with raising Luke Skywalker on Tatooine.
The Disney+ miniseries introduces The Grand Inquisitor in live action for the first time. The character appears in several episodes of the animated TV show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and is infamous for holding the position as the Galactic Empire’s highest-ranking Inquisitor. The iconic villain is played by Rupert Friend.
Where can I stream Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered on Disney+ on May 27nd, 2022. The show's release date is just two days after the 45th anniversary of the release of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – the film in which Obi-Wan Kenobi first appeared on the big screen.
Production: Timeline, news & updates
- 17th May, 2018: Ewan McGregor enters negotiations to reprise the role in a Kenobi-centered series for Disney plus.(Source: Hollywood Reporter)
- 23rd August, 2019: Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirms that the script is ready and shooting is scheduled for 2020.(Source: Hollywood Reporter)
- 29th September, 2019: Deborah Chow is announced as the show’s director. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy praised Chow for her success with The Mandalorian: “We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga. Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”(Source: StarWars.com)
- 17th June, 2020: Obi-Wan Kenobi will be filmed using the same groundbreaking "Stagecraft" technology used in The Mandalorian. (Source: SlashFilm)
- 10th December, 2020: The TV show’s official title is announced: Obi-Wan Kenobi. It is also revealed that Hayden Christensen will return as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. (Source: StarWars.com)
- 29th March, 2021: It is announced that Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will reprise their roles as Owen Lars and Beru Whitesun Lars. The characters will play “important roles” throughout the TV show. (Source: EntertainmentWeekly)
- 12th November, 2021: A sizzle reel reveals the first-look at the show, including concept art and comments by Ewan McGregor and director Deborah Chow. (Source: YouTube)
- 7th February, 2022: Composer John Williams records his original score for Obi-Wan Kenobi. (Source: Variety)
- 9th March, 2022: The first trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi is released. It shows Kenobi in hiding as he watches over a young Luke Skywalker. The trailer is also the first look at Rupert Friend as The Grand Inquisitor. (Source: YouTube)
- 1st April, 2022: Disney release a special announcement featuring Ewan McGregor. He explains that the release date has changed to 27th May, 2022. On this day, episodes 1 and 2 will both be available to stream on Disney+. (Source: YouTube)
- 4th May, 2022: Disney releases a new trailer for the limited series as part of the company's Star Wars Day celebrations. The trailer teases Darth Vader's appearance in the show by featuring the character's iconic ominous breathing in the final moments. A determined Obi-Wan's stare suggests another showdown between the Jedi and his old friend. (Source: YouTube)
- 20th May, 2022: Disney releases an Obi-Wan Kenobi featurette for the miniseries. Titled "A Series of Firsts," it features lead actor Ewan McGregor discussing his first experience of seeing Star Wars and the moment he was asked to choose the design for his lightsaber. McGregor describes the moment he finally dressed as Obi-Wan again for the miniseries, calling it a "special moment." (Source: YouTube)
- 27th May, 2022: The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are released on Disney+, with following episodes set to be released weekly. (Source: The Walt Disney Company)
Videos: Trailers, Teasers, Featurettes
Obi-Wan Kenobi - watch online: streaming, buy or rent
Currently you are able to watch "Obi-Wan Kenobi" streaming on Disney Plus.