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In » Obi-Wan Kenobi » we learn what happened between «Episode III» and «Episode IV». The Empire rules, the Jedi have been wiped out or live in hiding — including Obi-Wan ( Ewan McGregor ). On Tatooine, he watches over young Luke Skywalker ( Grant Feely ) from afar.
But the Empire has sent inquisitors (including Rupert Friend , Sung Kang and Moses Ingram ) to hunt down the last Jedi and bring them down. They also hit Tatooine, but Obi-Wan has to leave the planet for another reason: his help is needed after a kidnapping… The adventure that is now developing puts him on the trail of an old acquaintance: Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader. ..
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… played again by Hayden Christensen . Because in addition to McGregor, the actor of the young Anakin also returns. The big question is: how? Because only for a fully masked Darth Vader does the prequel star not actually need it. The first two episodes weren’t shown to the press in advance, so we’re still groping in the dark at the moment — and that’s the way it should be. When we recently met Hayden Christensen for an interview, nothing could be elicited from him about the exact structure of his role:
Will there be more Darth Vader appearances? Our interview with Hayden Christensen
What we do know for sure, however, is that two more cast members from the prequels, Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse as Owen and Beru Lars, are returning to once again embody the roles of the couple who take care of little Luke.
Warning: Unusual air dates for «Obi-Wan Kenobi» on Disney+
An important note about the series being broadcast on Disney+. Obi-Wan Kenobi airs its first two episodes this Friday, May 27, 2022. After that, it doesn’t just continue in a week, as you know it from series on Disney +.
The third episode will follow on Wednesday, June 1st. After that, the episodes will be weekly.
This results in the following release plan:
May 27, 2022: Episode 1 & 2
June 1, 2022: Episode 3
June 8, 2022: Episode 4
June 15, 2022: Episode 5
June 22, 2022: Episode 6: The series finale
All episodes were directed by Deborah Chow , by the way . We recently spoke extensively with the director about the series when she visited us in the editorial office.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Interview with Director Deborah Chow (FILMSTARTS-Original)