Maybe the most anticipated Star Wars series coming to Disney Plus now has an official release date. The new ‘Obi-Wan-Kenobi‘ series starring Ewan McGregor, is now slated to begin streaming on May 25th. This coincidentally is the 45th Anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Wars: A New Hope. The new Obi-Wan series picks up the life of the character ten years after the events of the film, ‘Revenge of The Sith‘. Are you stoked for this series to get underway? Sound off below and let us know!
The Ewan McGregor-led, live-action “Star Wars” series will debut May 25 on the Disney-owned streaming service, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced on the company’s earnings call Wednesday. May 25 is also the 45th anniversary of the release of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is set 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat — the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
McGregor reprises his role as Obi-Wan alongside Anakin himself, Hayden Christensen. The series also stars Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
The series is executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold.