Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries on Disney+: What we know so far

Posted: 14 December 2019 3:46 pm
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Ewan McGregor is all set to reprise his role as the titular character.

After waiting years for an Obi-Wan Kenobi solo movie, fans are finally getting their wish, although in the form of a miniseries that will stream on Disney+.

It's not clear yet when the new show will drop, but we anticipate it will be worth the wait. Officially titled Obi-Wan Kenobi, here's what we know about the series so far.

When is the Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries coming out?

An official premiere date hasn't been set yet. However, Ewan McGregor himself said filming would start in March 2021. If that's the case speculating anything earlier than a 2022 release would be surprising. The limited miniseries will reportedly consist of six episodes.

How to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi online in Australia

You will be able to stream Obi-Wan Kenobi exclusively on Disney+ in Australia. The platform offers titles not only from Disney itself, but also subsidiaries Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Pixar. That means you can plan a thorough Star Wars marathon to prepare for the new show.

Subscriptions to Disney+ in Australia cost $8.99 a month or $89.99 for an entire year. Disney+ prices will increase in February 2021 once Star is released into the service. Star will mean more adult content on Disney+.

The platform is currently developing multiple shows set in the Star Wars universe, including Cassian Andor and two The Mandalorian spin-off shows: Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka. You can see everything coming to Disney+ here.

What is the Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries about?

All about Obi-Wan Kenobi, although not a lot details have emerged so far. Disney did confirm though that the story will take place between Star Wars Episode III and Episode IV, more exactly 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith.

"The Jedi Order was falling apart. It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him – well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think, dealing with the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of Episode III. It's quite something to get over," Ewan McGregor said.

Who stars in the Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries?

Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the titular character. He played Obi-Wan in all three of George Lucas's prequel Star Wars films. You might also know him from Trainspotting, Moulin Rouge or Christopher Robin. McGregor plays the adult version of Dan Torrance in Doctor Sleep and the villain in Birds of Prey.

Disney also confirmed that Obi-Wan Kenobi will feature the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader.

Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries preview

We're pretty sure the series will be a hit. The first live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian is a global phenomenon and the show's director, Deborah Chow, is all set to tackle the Obi-Wan miniseries as well.

Add in the fact that Obi-Wan is one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe and we can expect a show that does him justice.

This solo project was initially supposed to be a movie but was re-imagined as a series, which is actually good news. We'll have more time to spend with the Jedi Master and the writers can set up quite the comprehensive story.

Now, if we could only get an official premiere date to get even more excited about.

Want to learn more about what's on Disney+? Check our list of best shows and best movies on offer, and Finder's review of the service.

Image Source: Disney website

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