Obi-Wan Kenobi: Release date, trailer, cast and everything we know so far

Obi-Wan Kenobi

If his ship is as fast as his boasting, we ought to do well.” The sarcasm in the sentence is just apt and why won’t it be when Ben Kenobi said it. Ben Kenobi or Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most important and respected supporting characters in the Star Wars universe. A powerful Jedi master, an impeccable mentor, and a born leader, Obi-Wan has given the Star Wars fandom some pretty unforgettable scenes. 

However things went south when Palpatine took over and his mentee, Anakin Skywalker slipped to the dark side. Now the creators came up with a spin-off with Obi-Wan as the main character while he looks out for ways to bring the chaos to an end. 

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming miniseries, Obi-Wan Kenobi:

Obi-Wan Kenobi
Credits: Lucasfilm

Obi-Wan Kenobi Release Date

Originally, the series was set to release on May 25, 2022. However, as per the recent changes in the schedule, it will now premiere on May 27, 2022, on Disney+. And the good news? It will be released globally on the same day. 

How many episodes will be there in Obi-Wan Kenobi?

As per the information that has recently surfaced, the series Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to have six episodes in total. 

Obi-Wan Kenobi Latest Trailer

Disney+ released the trailer of Obi-Wan Kenobi and trust us when we say it is looking real dope. The planet of Tatooine where Obi-Wan is staying currently with Luke Skywalker gives a lot of North African vibes with all the desert landscapes and the attires. The new trailer saw multiple pivotal characters including the Inquisitor Reva, Grand Inquisitor, Uncle Owen, the Fifth Brother, and more. One can spot Kumail Nanjiani’s character in the trailer, despite the fact that it was just a second-long shot.

From the latest trailer, it seems like Reva is very determined in her hunt for Obi-Wan and isn’t willing to leave any loose ends. Check the trailer out:

Obi-Wan Kenobi | Official Trailer | Disney+

Obi-Wan Kenobi Plot

The storyline of Obi-Wan Kenobi is set a decade after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). Obi-Wan Kenobi endured Order 66 and is living in exile on planet Tatooine. There he looks out for young Luke Skywalker while the Inquisitors are leaving no stones unturned to absolutely clear out any Jedi presence.

In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2006), Palpatine kicked start the Order 66 and sent out an order to the clone troopers to kill their leading Jedis and Anakin Skywalker will take care of the rest. Anakin became the Darth Vader and was under the impression that he killed his pregnant spouse and acts in rage. Although what he didn’t know is that she gave birth to twins, Luke and Leia before dying. Luke was taken by Obi-Wan to Tatooine to his uncle and aunt and Leia was taken by Bail and his wife to the planet of Alderaan.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Cast

Obi-Wan Kenobi
Credits: Lucasfilm
  • Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan is a Jedi Master who lives on the planet Tatooine after surviving Order 66 and now takes care of Luke Skywalker, his friend Anakin Skywalker’s son. 
  • Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker.  Anakin was Obi-Wan’s Jedi Padawan and friend but slipped on the dark side and became Darth Vader.
  • Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars. Owen is the uncle of Luke Skywalker and works on a farm along with his wife. 
  • Bonnie Piesse as Beru Whitesun Lars. Beru is the aunt of Luke Skywalker.
  • Rupert Friend as The Grand Inquisitor. The Inquisitors are the assassins with lightsabers who work for Darth Vader and are led by The Grand Inquisitor or the Master of Inquisitorius. 
  • Moses Ingram as Reva / The Third Sister. She is one of the Inquisitors.
  • Sung Kang as The Fifth Brother. Another Inquisitor
  • Indira Varma as an Imperial officer