‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Gets New D+ Premiere Date, 2 Episode Debut

It was almost two months ago that Lucasfilm announced that the Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series would be premiering on May 25, 2022. This would mean missing out on May 4, Star Wars Day, while still landing the show’s premiere on a relevant Star Wars date, as the original Star Wars feature film premiered on May 25, 1977.

This has now changed as Obi-Wan himself, Ewan McGregor, announced that the premiere has been delayed a couple of days to the 27th, probably hinting at a weekly Friday release for the Deborah Chow directed series. But perhaps the biggest piece of news is that audiences worldwide will be greeted with a two-episode premiere, something Disney+ has done quite a few times, especially with Marvel Studios releases. While not being a huge shift, it allows Disney to circumvent the situation of having live-action series from two of its biggest franchises releasing on the same day. Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel has a June 8 premiere date meaning that had Kenobi kept its Wednesday slot, by its third week Kamala Khan would be joining the Wednesday party and eventually hurting both series’ numbers.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will mark the return of the aforementioned McGregor to the role, as well as see the return of both Hayden Christensen and Joel Edgerton to roles last played in Revenge of the Sith.

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