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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Premiere Pushed Back, But Will Launch With First Two Episodes

In a bit of shocking, yet random news this morning, it appears that Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s premiere has been pushed back.

Rather than drop on Disney+ on the previously announced date of May 25th, the series will now drop two days later on May 27th. To make up for the slight inconvenience, however, fans will be treated to not just one episode that day but the first two.

While you’d think the series would be moving permanently to Wednesdays, especially with Ms. Marvel planning to drop episodes on the same day after its premiere soon after, it appears that after the initial launch, subsequent episodes of Obi-Wan will still air on Wednesdays.

It’s not entirely clear yet why the move happened in the first place. This story is developing, and we’ll continue to provide updates as they become available.

In the meantime, you can check out Ewan McGregor’s formal announcement video below!

Set to take place decades between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, plot details are currently being kept close to the vest. One thing is certain though. During the last Disney Investor Day, Kathleen Kennedy promised “the rematch of the century” between Kenobi and Vader.

Deborah Chow, who helmed several episodes of the first season of The Mandalorian, will both produce and direct the entire 6-episode series.

In addition to having Ewan McGregor reprise his role as the titular Jedi for the series, Hayden Christensen will return to play Darth Vader too. As you can tell by the trailer Joel Edgarton will reprise his role as Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen in the series. Jimmy Smits and Bonnie Piesse will appear in their original roles from the franchise too.

Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit) And Rupert Friend (Homeland) lead the remaining supporting cast as the franchise’s first live-action Inquisitors. Friend appears to playing The Grand Inquisitor in the series. The rest of the cast consists of Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (Fast and Furious franchise), Simone Kessell (Terra Nova), Benny Safdie (Pieces of a Woman), and Maya Erskine (Pen15).