After several delays and rather difficult development, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will be released in 2022 on Disney +. It’s an understatement to say that fans are waiting for this fiction which will include six one-hour episodes and will be marked by the great return of Ewan McGregor as the Jedi Knight, as well as Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker. While waiting for the release, we have compiled all the information we have so far.
What do we know about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s story?
If no release date is yet known, we are in any case certain that it will be during the year 2022. For the rest, it is only speculation but we know that it has happened. About a year elapsed between the start of filming of The Mandalorian and the broadcast of seasons 1 and 2. Taking this criterion into account, we know that the series began filming in April 2021, which could therefore give us hope for a launch during the first semester, although nothing is certain at this point.
n the meantime, Disney + has teased fans by offering a first video last November. You can see conceptual footage of the show and hear all episode director Deborah Chow explain, “ It’s a pretty dark time that we’re going into with him. Just being a Jedi makes his situation precarious, there are Jedi hunters out there ”.
For the rest, we know that the series should tell the period when Obi-Wan was responsible for watching over Luke Skywalker on the planet Tatooine, Darth Vader is not far and has probably chased his former master.
What cast for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?
Along with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christiensen, several other names have already been confirmed. So Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby ) will play Owen, Luke’s uncle. Bonnie Piesse, who has already been seen in episodes II and III, will take over the role of Luke’s aunt.
Our colleagues from Gamesradar also mention the names of Moses Ingram ( The Queen’s Gambit ), Kumail Nanjiani ( Eternals ), Indira Varma ( Game of Thrones ), Rupert Friend ( Homeland ), O’Shea Jackson Jr. ( Just Mercy ), Sung Kang ( Fast & Furious ), Simone Kessell ( Terra Nova ), although their presence has not been confirmed.
All you have to do is wait to discover the series. In the meantime, Star Wars fans can fall back on The Book of Boba Fett currently airing on Disney +.