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Obi-Wan Kenobi: release date, cast, story, all info on Disney’s Star Wars series +

Obi-Wan Kenobi will have the right to his series! We will once again immerse ourselves in the Star Wars universe alongside the famous Jedi knight. Release date, cast, story, we tell you everything we know about the production event.

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The official logo of the series

Obi-Wan Kenobi is a very important character in the Star Wars universe. Appeared in the first film in 1977, he was then played by Alec Guinness, now deceased. He returned to the prelogy, this time as Ewan McGregor. Since then, he has been associated with the Jedi knight. He will do his big comeback in a series that you should not miss, since it has all the ingredients to create an event when it comes out.

History, casting, date of broadcast, we take stock on what we know today. Of course, all the information is subject to change over the months and we will update this file accordingly.

When will Obi-Wan Kenobi be released and on what platform?

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will air on Disney +, just like the others from the Star Wars saga. The subscription is 8.99 euros per month.

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Revenge of the Sith (2003)

For the moment, no release date has been given. However, we do know that filming began in April 2021 and ended in September 2021. We can therefore count on 2022 without taking too many risks. Disney has already started communicating about the series and it wouldn’t be surprising to have some news very soon, such as a trailer.

Who is in the casting?

Lucasfilm has already revealed the cast of its series. Here is the full list of announced actors:

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  • Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
  • Hayden Christensen (Darth Vader)
  • Joel Edgerton (Owen Lars)
  • Bonnie Piesse (Beru Lars)
  • Moses ingram
  • Kumail Nanjiani
  • Indira Varma
  • Rupert friend
  • O’Shea Jackson Jr
  • Sung Kang
  • Simone kessell
  • Benny Safdie

As you can see, Ewan McGregor to reprise his role. The last time he played the character on screen was for Revenge of the Sith in 2005 (note that he did a vocal cameo in The Force Awakens in 2015 and in The Rise of Skywalker. in 2019). Fans have been waiting for his return for years, it’s now done. Hayden Christensen will also be back. He will always play Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader. A long-awaited and above all unexpected return since Christensen has distanced himself from Hollywood since the end of the prelogy. Note that the actor will also be present (still to play Darth Vader) in the Ahsoka series.

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Owen and Beru Lars will also be there, as Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse. The two actors had previously played the uncle and aunt of Luke Skywalker in Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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Owen and Beru Lars (Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse) in Revenge of the Siht (2005)

The rest of the cast is made up of many famous faces, such as Indira Varma (Rome, Game of Thrones) or Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, Eternals). All these actors will make their entry into the Star Wars universe and will therefore embody new characters. Note that Ahmed Best, the interpreter of Jar Jar Binks in the prelogy, had for a time left in doubt about his return. Finally, he announced that he would not be on the adventure.

Fun fact, Disney has chosen hardcore fans of the saga to play the extras. A dream come true for them.

All episodes of the series will be produced by Deborah Show, who has already chaired two chapters of the first season of The Mandalorian.

What will the Obi-Wan Kenobi series be about?

Nothing is known about the story itself. However, we know the context in which the series will take place. Lucasfilm unveiled a synopsis giving us the picture:

“The action will take place ten years after the tragic end of STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH. Obi-Wan had suffered his greatest defeat there and witnessed the downfall of his best friend, Jedi Apprentice Anakin Skywalker, who had joined the Dark Side by becoming the Sith Lord Darth Vader. “

Ten years after Revenge of the Sith, that puts us nine years before episode IV. During this period, the Empire reigns supreme over the galaxy. For his part, Obi-Wan lives as a hermit on Tatooine, watching over the young Luke Skywalker, hidden by him. As a reminder, in A New Hope, Luke comes to find old Ben Kenobi in his hut to help him find Princess Leia.

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Obi-Wan (Alec Guinness) and Luke (Mark Hamill) in A New Hope, which takes place ten years after the future series

Fun fact, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s story will unfold around the same time as Solo’s, the film released in 2018 (but this is only a coincidence, the two works having nothing to do with it).

Read also – Star Wars: in what order to watch movies and series on Disney +?

The first images of the set still tell us about a place in the series. Unsurprisingly, Tatooine will be there:

How many seasons will there be?

Obi-Wan will be a miniseries that won’t last only one and only season: Lucasfilm has already confirmed that there will be no Season 2. After all, we already know the character’s destiny and this series will only be there to shed light on certain points in his story (and also fan service, let’s face it. ).

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Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) in Revenge of the Sith (2005)

It is not known how many episodes are planned, but the rumors evoke four episodes, even six. A short series, therefore, but which should have a sustained pace.

What other Star Wars series are there before Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Before streaming Obi-Wan Kenobi, Disney will release four other series from Star Wars. They are also eagerly awaited and we have listed them for you:

  • The Book of Boba Fett : the legendary bounty hunter had made his comeback in The Mandalorian and he will be entitled to his series! It will plunge us into the world of the underworld. Airing on Disney + from December 29, 2021.

  • The Mandalorian season 3 : Mando will also make his comeback in a third season. A few leads have been distilled on what will happen there. In particular, we should know the fate of the planet Mandalore. We also hope that Grogu will be back. Released during the year 2022.
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The Mandalorian Season 2
  • Andor : we discovered this character in Rogue One. A shock spy for the rebellion, Cassian Andor participated in the theft of the Death Star plans in the 2016 film. Here, he will be followed in a story set before these events. Release in 2022.

  • Ahsoka : Ahsoka Tano, important character of the extended universe (The Clone Wars, Rebels) will have the right to his series. Just like in The Mandalorian, the heroine will be played by Rosario Dawson. At the moment, we do not know what the series will tell. Release date unknown.
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Ahsoka in season 2 of The Mandalorian

Note that after Obi-Wan, other series will still be planned, such as a series taking place during the High Republic or a series on Lando Calrissian.

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