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WATCH: Obi-Wan Kenobi series pushed back two days but will debut with double episode

March 31st, 2022 by Marc Comments

While we were all excited for the release of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on May 25th, it looks like it’s been pushed back a couple of days… but it’s not bad news.

In a new video, below, star Ewan McGregor announces that while we have two more days to wait, the show, now debuting on Friday May 27th, will debut with the first two episodes! This is great news because it’ll get the weekend started in an awesome way with a near-feature-length helping of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

And, on top of that, with The Bad Batch Season 2 originally rumoured to appear on May 4th, we’re wondering if the move to Friday opens the Wednesay slot up for a second show… could we be getting two Star Wars shows running at the same time? We can hope, can’t we?

The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.

Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold

Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives on May 25th 27th on Disney+.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….