In two month’s time, Star Wars fans will finally see Ewan McGregor onscreen as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi for the first time since 2005. However, it was revealed today that the release date for Obi-Wan Kenobi has shifted slightly.
In a video announcement, McGregor confirmed that the show is now set to premiere — with not one, but two episodes — on Friday, May 27, rather than the May 25. Subsequent episodes will return to the normal Wednesday release schedule.
Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place 10 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 turned to the dark side and became the evil Sith Lord, Darth Vader.
In addition to McGregor, the show marks the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, Joel Edgerton as Uncle Owen, and Bonnie Piesse as Aunt Beru. Other cast members include 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 (The Mandalorian) and executive produced by Chow, McGregor, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, and Joby Harold.
The first teaser trailer for the show was released earlier this month.