‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: all about the new Star Wars series

Currently, preparations are being made to carry out the Star Wars recordings: ‘Obi – Wan Kenobi’. Which will be executed by Lucasfilm. This series is scheduled to air on the new Disney + online service.

The series focuses on the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Star Wars prequel trilogy, a role that is played by Scottish actor Ewan McGregor. The plot will be set eight years after Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

In that sense, if you are a fan of the universe created by George Lucas, whose franchise belongs to Disney and you want to know everything about the new Star Wars series, we invite you to continue reading.

Why an Obi-Wan Kenobi series and not a movie?

If you are a Star Wars fan, you should know that the story is not only limited by the nine films that make up the Skywalker saga. In addition to it, you can find a wide variety of parallel stories. These are already part of the film industry, as is the case with animated and television series.

George Lucas’s universe is one of those that stands out for constantly proposing new projects. Although not all end up being successful. As is the case with the Han Solo film that did not achieve the expected success at the box office.

This situation led Lucasfilm and Disney to reformulate some ideas already expressed about a film, focused on the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Therefore, It was determined that the Jedi Master would have, unlike a tape, a TV series.

In addition, the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most appreciated by the followers. As a result, the project is expected to be a huge success on the Disney + platform.

What is Obi-Wan Kenobi about?

The Skywalker saga is so extensive, it’s hard to imagine where in the story the series will be centered. To clear up these doubts, Disney clarified that the plot of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, It will be located eight years after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Which means that we will see a Kenobi during exile on Tatooine, to which he himself decided to submit after the events that occurred, when Palpatine takes control. During his stay on this planet he serves as a vigilante for young Luke Skywalker, while at the same time trying to deal with the criminals who harass him.

Although the series The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi are set in very similar places, there will be no connection between the two stories, since the plot of the bounty hunter is located after Episode VI.

What will the Obi-Wan Kenobi series be like?

What is known so far is that the Obi-Wan Kenobi format is planned as a miniseries that will consist of a single season. Regarding the chapters, they will be made up of six episodes, with an approximate duration of one hour each.

Direction and cast

This new story will be in the hands of the director Deborah Chow, who has previously had the opportunity to work with Disney and with the franchise. Chow has done several episodes of the series The Mandalorian.

On this occasion, he will face this arduous task alone. See the opportunity as a great experience and quite different from what was offered by the Mando and Baby Yoda project.

Regarding the cast, Obi-Wan Kenobi, andThe main character will be played by actor Ewan McGregor, you already have experience with this particular role. Remember that McGregor was in charge of bringing Kenobi to life in Episodes I, II and III.

The news of the protagonist of the series was released to the public during the D23 Expo 2019, during which the actor made an appearance that surprised many.

Other possible actions

Another of the firsts that Disney released was the confirmation that actor Hayden Christensen would again play Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s ward and later becomes the evil Darth Vader.

Although the actor has not received very good reviews for his portrayal of the villain, at a meeting of the Disney shareholders’ meeting, it was agreed that Christensen would be in charge of the character. Even knowing the opinion of the many followers who do not share the decision made.

Other remaining cast details for the series are unknown, however there are rumors that the appearance of Rosario Dawson is possible. She will play the character of Ahsoka Tano, due to the excellent reception the character had in the series The Mandalorian.

Also, it is speculated that Disney may be in search of the actor to play the young Luke Skywalker. Another rumor is that actor Joel Edgerton, who played the role of Owen Lars in the previous episodes, could have a role in the Jedi series.

Additionally, the TV series may feature Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan, who recently had a stake in Rogue One.

Trailer and release date

So far, there is no trailer for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, only a short video has been published by the social network Twitter, in which only you can see how the image of the series will be. In order to enjoy a preview, we can only be patient and wait for the premiere of the series to be near.

The launch date of Obi-Wan Kenobi is another of the many doubts that we have, due to the state of alarm implemented by the Covid-19 pandemic, which constantly causes previously planned dates to be postponed.

But if we follow what was planned, the shootings are expected to begin in March 2021. If so, the release date it is very likely to be by 2022 and it can be enjoyed on the new Disney + platform.

So, fans of the George Lucas universe will have to wait for the good news about this interesting production.

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