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Disney+ Bumps ‘Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Debut by Two Days

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi - Ewan McGregor

If you’ve been waiting for “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” to debut on Disney+, you’ll have to wait just a little longer as the streamer has bumped the release date.

The good news is the new date is only two day later, on Friday, May 27, 2022.

The even better news is that in return for your patience, the series will debut with TWO episodes, instead of one.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi

No word on why the date was pushed just a couple of days, but I’m ok with it if we get to see two hours instead of one.

I’m also hearing subsequent episodes of “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” will drop on Wednesdays, as initially planned. Which means less than a week after the debut until we see episode three.

The announcement was was made by Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, also known as actor Ewan McGregor. Here’s the video:

“Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” takes place ten years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” in which Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat — the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who then turned to the dark side becoming the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Hayden Christensen, who will reprise his role as Anakin/Darth Vader in the show. Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will also reprise their prequel trilogy roles as young Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen Lars and Aunt Beru.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi - Owen and Reva

Additional cast include Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.

The series is executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold.