Disney+ has finally given a good look at its Obi-Wan Kenobi series. The streaming service has released a teaser trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi which documents the life of the Jedi on Tatooine as he evades the Empire and protects a young Luke Skywalker. As the clip makes clear, it won’t be easy – Imperial forces turn to Sith who will look for “weaknesses” like compassion to track down the remnants of the Jedi order.
The limited-run series debuts on May 25, or 45 years to the day after the original’s premiere Star Wars movie. Ewan McGregor reprises his role as the titular Obi-Wan Kenobi, while Hayden Christensen returns as a younger Darth Vader. The Mandalorian alumnus Deborah Chow directs the show.
Obi-Wan will arrive a few months later Boba Fett’s bookand represents a growing wave of Star Wars originals for Disney+, including Ahsoka† Andorra and the acolyte† Shows like these aren’t rare, one-off projects — they’re a cornerstone of the Disney+ strategy.
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