Obi-Wan Kenobi returns to the screens with the highly anticipated “Star Wars” prequel series, which will premiere on Disney Plus on May 25. The first full trailer was finally released at Disney’s shareholder’s meeting on March 9. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” marks the return of Ewan McGregor as the young Obi-Wan.
Hayden Christensen is also returning as Anakin Skywalker, who became Darth Vader. The series is reportedly set 10 years after the 2005 film “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.” According to Disney’s official synopsis, the series chronicles the aftermath of “Kenobi’s greatest defeat, the collapse and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker’s transformation into the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader, and the events of the Revenge of the Sith. tells.”
The cast also includes Joel Edgerton, Benny Safdie, Kumail Nanjiani, Moses Ingram, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Indira Varma, and Rupert Friend. “Obi-Wan” will be directed by Deborah Chow, who previously directed two episodes of “The Mandalorian.” The series is executive produced by McGregor, Kathleen Kennedy, Joby Harold, Michelle Rejwan, and director Chow.
The success of Disney Plus’ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Bobba Fett” marks a new way to view The Force. Following the “Book of Bobba Fett” finale, Disney+ announced that its streaming platform has 129.8 million global subscribers, an increase of 11.8 million from the end of the previous 2021 quarter.