Disney plus’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series has officially been delayed by two days.
The limited series was originally scheduled to release on May 25th, which would mark the 45th year anniversary of the first Star Wars film, Star Wars: A New Hope.
Instead, series star Ewan McGregor announced that the series will premiere on May 27th and will have both episodes one and two ready to watch from the get-go.
Whilst the show debuts on a Wednesday, all subsequent episodes will be released weekly every Friday.
Obi Wan Kenobi is set 10 years after the events of the 2005 prequel film, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and marks Ewan McGregor’s second reprisal of his role since, after a small cameo in 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
A teaser trailer was released earlier this year in March and gives us a glimpse into what the much-awaited series has to offer.
The series marks the third live action Star Wars series to air on Disney+, coming after both The Mandalorian seasons 1 and 2, and also the recently released Book of Boba Fett which begun at the end of last year.
However, unlike these, Obi Wan Kenobi acts as a prequel to the original film trilogy and sequel to the prequel film trilogy. I know, these timelines get more and more confusing as the years go on.
Expect to see lots of lightsaber combat, many familiar faces, and probably one of the best Star Wars releases we have seen in years.
By Adam Eaton