Nothing matches the fandom of Star Wars and its spin-offs. The world of Star Wars is full of suspense, drama, wins, and losses. But most importantly and in its essence, the entire Star Wars world is based on one true message- The Good triumphs over Evil.
Every story is a message of choices shaping our destiny. To the delight of the fans of the franchise- Disney+ has released another spin-off of the Star Wars world, this time a television miniseries – Obi-wan Kenobi.
To all those who are familiar with the franchise, and the numbers are countless, it’s a known name. However, Obi-wan Kenobi was the Master Jedi under whom Anakin Skywalker trained. This happened before he went to the dark side and became Darth Wader.
What does this series bring to us? Where does it find its place in the franchise’s timeline and how many episodes will the series have?
The series is set 10 years after the events in Star Wars: Episode III, The Revenge Of the Sith. In Star Wars:Episode III, The Jedi were destroyed by Order 66 and Obi-wan Kenobi’s apprentice Anakin Skywalker turns to the dark side and becomes Darth Vader.
Now as Obi is hiding on the planet, Tatooine guarding and watching out for Luke, Darth Vader’s son. However, he has to move out of hiding to save Leia, Darth Vader’s daughter. Leia has been kidnapped by Inquisitors deliberately drawing Kenobi out of hiding.
Will he succeed in his mission and how? Will the Vader and Kenobi have another face-off? All these questions will be answered in the television series.
The cast includes Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the titular character and a Jedi in hiding and former master of Darth Vader, Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader:Rupert Friend as the Grand Inquisitor: Sung Kang, Moses Ingram, and Rya Kihlstedt as Inquisitors, Indira Varma as Imperial Officer. Additionally, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Simone Kessell, and Jimmy Smits are in supporting roles.
There are reportedly 6 episodes in the series. The first episode and second premiered on May 27, 2022. Whereas, the third one is scheduled to be released on June 1, 2022. The fourth is scheduled for June 8, 2022, the fifth on June 15, 2022, and the final on June 22, 2022. However, the episodes will be aired on the respective dates on the Disney + platform. It will be available to its subscribers on the scheduled dates.
It would be an absolute treat for the fans of the franchise to be able to delve back into the world of Star Wars again. However, revisiting the universe that has captured the hearts has another level of fascination.
The series has the burden of high expectations of the Star Wars Fandom and it is hoped that the series shall meet them.