When does Obi-Wan Kenobi debut on Disney+?

The return to a galaxy far, far away is fast approaching. The series Obi Wan Kenobi is coming to Disney+ on May 27 with the promise of not only featuring a new story set in the universe of star wars, but to tie the plots of the prequel trilogy with the classic trilogy, in addition to filling in some gaps in the past of well-known and beloved characters throughout the saga. And, yes, that includes Darth Vader himself.

And the premiere date couldn’t be more special. It’s happening franchise week star wars celebrates its 50th anniversary. So much so that the original date for the first episode to be released on Disney+ was May 25 – the date on which A new hope was originally released in 1977 – but Lucasfilm chose to delay it a bit so the festivities wouldn’t overshadow the premiere of Obi Wan.

To compensate for this slight delay, however, it has been confirmed that the series will arrive in double dose, that is, with two episodes available at once. It’s a good way to get into the story, as the season will be short and only have six chapters.

And what is the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi?

If you were isolated in the Tatooine desert and have no idea what the new series of star wars, do not worry. This is because the premise of the series is very simple, serving as a bridge that shows what happened in the 30 years between the end of Revenge of the Sith and the start of A new hope.

As the title itself clearly indicates, the focus will be on Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi master played by Ewan McGregor who isolated himself on the desert planet of Tatooine after his fight against Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) on Mustafar.

The series will bring this almost hermit Obi-Wan (Image: Disclosure/Lucasfilm)

According to Lucasfilm, the plot will begin ten years after the clash that gave birth to Darth Vader and will see Obi-Wan serve as something of a guardian to a luke skywalker another child. The boy was left as a baby with his uncles and the little has been shown in trailers and pictures indicate that, despite being cared for by family, the Jedi still care for the boy from a distance.

So much so that it should be one of the plot points, as the relationship between Obi-Wan and Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton), the future hero’s uncle, is anything but friendly, as the farmer blames the Jedi. for what happened to Anakin.

At the same time that we have this family affair, there is all the tension related to the Empire, which continues to hunt the remaining Jedi in the galaxy. And that’s where we’ll meet the Inquisitors, an elite force trained precisely to hunt these warriors. And from what’s been teased, they’ll also be the bridge between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan himself.

The Inquisitors will be the show’s big threat (Image: Disclosure/Lucasfilm)

As for the iconic villain, not much has been said about his role in the story and he only briefly appeared in trailers. However, it has already been stated that the Inquisitors’ hunt for Obi-Wan is something ordered by Vader himself, who treats this mission as something personal – which very clearly shows the size of the the resentment you carry for your former master and friend.

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