Obi-Wan Kenobi series release date, cast, trailer, plot

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Obi-Wan Kenobi (played by Ewan McGregor) was a legendary Jedi Master who not only served as a general in the Republic Army during the Clone Wars, he trained Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) and guided Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) as a mentor. At the end of 2020, it was announced the fan-favourite will be getting his own series on Disney Plus. Here’s everything we know so far about spin-off Obi-Wan Kenobi.

What is the release date for Obi-Wan Kanobi series? 

As of yet, no release date has been revealed by Disney+ for Obi-Wan Kenobi.

However, there are a couple of clues hinting at roughly when the sci-fi series will begin.

President of Lucasfilm, the production company behind Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kathleen Kennedy reportedly stated last year that filming would begin in March 2021.

The third series of The Mandalorian is due to premiere in December this year, so it seems plausible the next spin-off show will be dropped on Disney+ in early 2022.

Who is in the cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi series? 

Actor Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as the titular character from the prequel trilogy.

He will be joined by original cast member Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, so fans can relive the epic battle between Jedi Master and apprentice.

Actress Indira Varma, who has been in Game of Thrones and For Life, has been announced as another cast member but her character details haven’t yet been revealed.

Is there a trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi series? 

So far, no trailer has been released for Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Filming is expected to start this month so it is still very early days for any teasers to come out.

A trailer should be released nearer the time when Obi-Wan Kenobi is going to premiere which may be in early 2022.

Express.co.uk will update this article with the trailer when it has been released.

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What will the Obi-Wan Kenobi series be about? 

Obi-Wan Kenobi is going to be set a decade after the last of the Star Wars prequel trilogy Revenge of the Sixth.

The spin-off will also be nine years before Obi-Wan is seen again in A New Hope so there isn’t too much detail about what happened around this period.

However, Solo: A Star Wars Story is also set around this time and the Empire is thriving.

As a Jedi Master, Obi-Wan is likely wanted by both the Empire and Darth Vader himself.

Around this time, there are Inquisitors who are better known as Imperial Jedi Hunters.

They were given the mission of killing off the remaining Jedis so this could play a part in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Further details of the show’s plot will most likely be leaked closer to the time of release.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will be available to watch on Disney+.

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