Disney+ Delays Obi-Wan Kenobi Premiere Until May 27

By Jessica Lerner 

Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut on Disney+ a little later than expected.

But don’t get those lightsabers out quite yet because the streamer has only pushed the premiere two days to Friday, May 27, and for our trouble, the first two episodes will debut that day.

The announcement came from Ewan McGregor, who plays the titular Jedi Master, in a video posted by the official Star Wars account on Twitter.


The new Disney+ prequel series—whose trailer debuted earlier this month—picks up 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, in which Anakin Skywalker, now known as Darth Vader, launched a galaxy-wide massacre against all Jedi. Obi-Wan Kenobi left his closest friend and former Jedi trainee for dead after an intense and final fight on the scorching continent of Mustafar.

McGregor will be joined by Hayden Christensen, who will reprise his role as Darth Vader. Additional cast includes Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, Kumail Nanjiani, Moses Ingram, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Maya Erskine, and O’Shea Jackson Jr., Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will reprise their prequel trilogy roles as young Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen Lars and Aunt Beru, respectively.