Obi-Wan Kenobi is back, and this time he has his own TV show. Ewan McGregor reprises his role from the “Star Wars” prequels in a whole series devoted to his character, and while it’s been a long road to get here, the release of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” on Disney+ is finally imminent.
Fans have waited a long time for this, so many are no doubt wondering – what time are new episodes streaming on Disney+? We’ve got info on that and everything else you need to know about “Obi-Wan Kenobi” below.
What Time Does “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Start Streaming?
The first two episodes of “Obi-Wan” are being released on Disney+ on Thursday, May 26 at 9 p.m. PT/12 a.m. ET (early Friday). Originally, the episodes were due to be released at 12 a.m. PT on Friday, but Disney+ announced mere hours before the release they they’d be dropping early.
It’s unclear if subsequent episodes will drop at 9 p.m. PT or 12 a.m.
Are New Episodes Released Weekly or All at Once?
While the first two episodes of the six-episode season are being released on the same day, new episodes will subsequently be released on a weekly basis, one at a time.
Moreover, following the Friday premiere, new episodes of “Obi-Wan” will then be released on Wednesdays at 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET, per the usual rollout of new Disney+ series. So “Obi-Wan” Episode 3 will be released on Wednesday, June 1.
When Does “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Take Place?
This new series takes place 10 years after the events of “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.” Anakin Skywalker is now fully Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan is watching over Luke Skywalker on Tatooine, living a solitary life in exile.
Who Is in the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Cast?
While the full list of characters is under wraps, here’s who we know so far is part of “Obi-Wan”:
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader
Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars, Anakin’s step-brother
Bonnie Piesse as Beru Whitesun Lars, Owen’s wife
Moses Ingram as Reva Sevander aka the Third Sister, a ruthless Inquisitor working for the Empire
Rupert Friend as the Grand Inquisitor
Sung Kang as Fifth Brother
Kumail Nanjiani as Haja, a con man
Other cast members include Benny Safdie, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Simone Kessell and Maya Erskine.