"Obi-Wan Kenobi": 19 Things To Know About The Show

Star Wars fans, rejoice! There’s a new series coming your way to Disney+, and this one is set to offer a whole load of nostalgia.

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"But there’s so many TV shows to keep up with," I hear you say? Well, I have a feeling that this one's going to be a good one...

1.Obi-Wan Kenobi is not the first Star Wars series to air on Disney+.

The Mandalorian wearing his armour and looking down

2.So, what’s Obi-Wan Kenobi about?

Obi-Wan Kenobi riding a horse through the desert

3.The show is set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith.

Palpatine in a hooded cloak

4.So, what do we already know about Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Younger Obi-Wan Kenobi sitting in Jedi outfit

5.The new series introduces Rupert Friend as the first live action interpretation of a pivotal character.

The Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) stood menacingly

6.The Inquisitorius will also make their live-action debut.

The Grand Inquisitorius marching through a town whilst bystanders watch

7.Obi-Wan Kenobi brings a new planet with it.

A shadowed figure overlooks a neon-lit city

8.There’ll be some throwback cast members...

Younger Anakin Skywalker stood looking confused

9.…and some new cast members will be joining the saga!

The castlist of Obi-Wan Kenobi

10.The show has a familiar director taking charge.

Deborah Chow and stormtroopers at Obi-Wan Kenobi event

11.An epic cinematographer will be setting the visual tone.

Cinematographer Chung-hoon Chung at an event

12.Composer Natalie Holt scored the series, and John Williams took on the Obi theme.

Composer John Williams accepting an award

13.Obi-Wan Kenobi could have gotten canned.

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The most shocking news of all is that the series may not have made it into production! According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show was put on hold in 2020 because it was said that Lucasfilm was unhappy with the script. The story describes that there was more to it though, as when Chow showed the scripts to Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau, there were concerns that there were too many similarities between The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The end result was that a new writer, Joby Harold, was onboarded.

14.Darth Maul might have had an on-screen comeback.

Animated Darth Maul surrounded by smoke

15.The show doesn’t look like it’s going to be as dark as expected.

Young Luke Skywalker playing in the desert

16.It’s another series filmed with stagecraft technology.

Spaceship flying to a pyramid shaped building

17.What do I need to watch in order to keep up?

The Queen in Phantom Menace, dressed in an excuberant headpiece

18.Obi-Wan Kenobi will be an easy binge.

Kumail Nanjiani looking frightened, donned in hooded cloak

19.It begins at the end of May.

Will you be watching Obi-Wan Kenobi? Tell me in the comments what you’re most excited to see in the show!