Everything you need to know about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+

Hello there, Star Wars fans! What has been perhaps the most anticipated Star Wars spin-off ever, Obi-Wan Kenobi, is finally coming to our screens in 2022.

While fans might be divided over the prequel Star Wars movies, there’s no denying that Ewan McGregor’s portrayal as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was an absolute stand-out. Ever since Disney bought the rights to Star Wars, and several spin-off movies and shows were announced, many fans were hoping that we’d once again see McGregor’s Obi-Wan on our screens.

Then, in 2019, our only hope was answered, as it was announced that McGregor would be back for an Obi-Wan Kenobi series to be released exclusively on Disney+. Ever since then, anticipation has been huge and the great news is that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is about to hit our screens. Read on for all the details.

How to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi in Australia

As this limited series is a Disney+ Original, you will only be able to stream the Obi-Wan Kenobi show on Disney+, and will need a Disney+ subscription to watch it.

The first episode of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will be released on Friday May 27, 2022 (most likely in the evening for Aussie viewers). In more good news, at the launch we’ll get two episodes to binge watch, with the remaining four episodes to be released weekly after that on a Wednesday. Initially it was set to launch on the Wednesday (May 25) instead, which is the 45th anniversary of the release of the first ever Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.

Here is the Australian release schedule for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+.

  • Episode 1 — 27 May
  • Episode 2 — 27 May
  • Episode 3 — 1 June
  • Episode 4 — 8 June
  • Episode 5 — 15 June
  • Episode 6 — 22 June

Sign up to Disney+ to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi

As already mentioned, you’ll need to sign up to Disney+ in order to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi when it premieres in May. Considering Disney+ is the streaming home of Star Wars, you can catch all the other shows and movies from that galaxy far, far away, exclusively on Disney+. Disney+ is also the home to most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a whole range of other shows and movies for the whole family to enjoy.

There are two plan options to choose from – you can sign on for a monthly subscription at $11.99 per month, or prepay for a year at $119.99 and save on the monthly cost. Both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads, and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time.

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Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices

min. cost $11.99 over one month

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Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost

min. cost $119.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $119.99
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What can we expect from the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?

As this is a limited series, and probably one with only six episodes, it’s unlikely there will be a second series for fans to enjoy. If you’ve never seen or heard a single Star Wars movie, you’ll probably want to stop reading if you’ve somehow managed to miss the details of one of the world’s biggest cultural phenomena, as we’ll be dropping a few spoilers.

So far, what we do know is that Ewan McGregor is back as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and is joined by Hayden Christensen who is reprising his role of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. Joining the pair are Aussie actors Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse, returning to their roles of Owen Lars and Beru Lars respectively. Check out the trailer below.

The series sets place 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-Wan Kenobi (probably masquerading as Ben Kenobi for some semblance of anonymity) has been hiding on the planet of Tatooine, watching over a young Luke Skywalker to keep him safe from the clutches of the Empire and his father the Sith Lord, Darth Vader (formerly Anakin Skywalker). Considering the return of Christiansen, we can expect that we’ll see some more screen time for Darth Vader. Whether that is in another epic battle like what we saw at the end of the Revenge of the Sith, or parallel storylines, remains to be seen.

As we can see from the trailer, Obi-Wan is keeping an eye on a young Luke Skywalker who now lives with Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. However, the main plot looks to revolve around the Empire’s hunt for any remaining Jedi — especially Obi-Wan — as the Emperor sends out force-sensitive Inquisitors to search out any Jedi who survived Order 66. Star Wars fans familiar with the animated Star Wars: Rebels series and the Jedi: Fallen Order video game, will already be familiar with these foes and their ruthless determination to stamp out the remaining Jedi.

Others confirmed to be joining the cast are Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Kumail Nanjiani (Marvel’s Eternals), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Rupert Friend (Homeland), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Sung Kang (the Fast and the Furious franchise), Simone Kessell (Terra Nova) and Benny Safdie (Licorice Pizza).

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