Disney+ has officially rescheduled the premiere of Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. Originally planned to air on Wednesday, May 25, the highly anticipated prequel will now premiere on Friday, May 27 with a two-episode premiere.
Ewan McGregor will return to the Star Wars world in Obi-Wan Kenobi, reprising his legendary role as the eponymous Jedi master from George Lucas’ prequel trilogy. Star Wars alumni Hayden Christensen reprises his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, while Joel Edgerton reprises his role as Owen Lars.
The film cast also includes newbies Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Godzilla: King of Monsters), Sung Kang (F9: The Fast Saga), Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Rupert Friend (The French Dispatch), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Benny Safdie (Uncut Gems), Simone Kessell (Of Kings and Prophets), and Maya Erskine, alongside returning Star Wars alumni (PEN15).
Deborah Chow is in charge of Obi-Wan Kenobi from a screenplay penned by Joby Harold. Kathleen Kennedy, Deborah Chow, Michelle Rejwan, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold serve as executive producers.