The “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series finally got its premiere date from Disney Plus.
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Poster and Premiere Date
Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced Wednesday on the company’s earnings call that the live-action “Star Wars” series, led by Ewan McGregor, will begin May 25 on the Disney-owned streaming service. May 25 is also the 45th anniversary of the release of “Star Wars: A New Hope”.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” takes place 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” when Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi faces his ultimate defeat, the downfall, and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker. It will take place shortly after the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader’s transition to the dark side.
McGregor reprises his role as Obi-Wan, with Hayden Christensen playing Anakin. 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.
The highly anticipated “Obi-Wan Kenobi” date was announced, following Disney Plus’ announcement that it ended 2021 with 129.8 million paying customers worldwide and 11.8 million earnings for the quarter ending January 1, 2022. This number exceeded expectations. Overall, The Walt Disney Company reported revenue of $21.82 billion and adjusted earnings per share of $1.06 for the company’s first quarter of fiscal 2022.