Obi-Wan Kenobi: What to know following the Star Wars Disney Plus series’ first teaser

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Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine concept art

Obi-Wan Kenobi rides across Tatooine in this concept art for the Disney Plus show.


This Jedi may be in hiding, but he’ll always have the high ground.  of shows are coming to , and one will star an iconic hero: .  is returning to the role of the wise Jedi master he played in all three Star Wars prequels, and we  during .

Disney and Lucasfilm  during the August 2019 D23 convention. Here are all the details we’ve learned since.

When is Obi-Wan Kenobi out?

The release date is sometime in 2022, the company confirmed in a on Friday. It’ll consist of six hour-long episodes, McGregor , and he that it’s planned as a single-season show.

Disney has been dropping episodes of shows on its streaming service , unlike Netflix’s full-season drop approach.

When in the Star Wars timeline is it set?

It’ll take place and nine years before , in an era after the Jedi Order has been all but wiped out.


Obi-Wan, as he’s seen in A New Hope. He won’t look quite this old in the Disney Plus show.


Who’s Obi-Wan Kenobi?

If you really don’t know, you should . The quick version: Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Jedi master who first appeared on screen in , played by . This movie saw him helping young Luke Skywalker take his first steps into the larger world of the Force. Later in that movie, Obi-Wan was struck down by his former apprentice Darth Vader, who was ultimately revealed to be Anakin Skywalker, Luke’s father and a Jedi turned to the Dark Side.

Despite his death, Obi-Wan returned as a spirit (a Force ghost, in Star Wars-speak) to guide Luke in and . He even in and .


Hayden Christensen will play Darth Vader again.


The prequel trilogy, which kicked off with in 1999, brought in McGregor as a younger Obi-Wan and introduced us to his master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson). Qui-Gon discovered Anakin on the desert planet Tatooine, but was slain by Darth Maul, and the responsibility of training the boy fell to Obi-Wan. 

Anakin succumbed to the Dark Side in Revenge of the Sith and became Darth Vader, then helped Emperor Palpatine wipe out the Jedi as they established the Galactic Empire. Obi-Wan survived and fled to Tatooine with Luke, the son Anakin didn’t know he had, while Luke’s twin sister, Leia, went to live with the royal family of Alderaan.

“There may or may not be cloaks, I’m not saying anything,” McGregor  in May. “But to come back to play him again, Obi-Wan Kenobi, has been absolutely brilliant. I’m really enjoying it.”

There will definitely be cloaks.