It’s been known for quite some time that Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi would debut on Disney+ sometime in 2022. Many have speculated that the series would drop on the streaming platform in May, and recent rumors have strongly pushed for this to be the case.
The Hollywood Reporter addressed the rumor on Twitter yesterday, writing: “Recent rumors say Disney+’s #ObiWan series will debut this May. THR sources corroborate this, but nothing is official until it’s official.”
So basically, nothing has been confirmed. But it’s possible. Very possible.
Having the show premier on May 4, 2022 would continue a Star Wars TV pattern for the third consecutive year since Disney+ launched in 2019. May 4, 2020 brought the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars to fans across the globe, while last year marked the debut of The Bad Batch.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is being referred to as a “special event series,” meaning the show will not run for a standard eight to 10 episodes with the promise of a second season. According to IMDb, which calls the show a TV mini-series, it will run for 6 episodes total. These episodes are expected to be longer than usual chapters of Star Wars shows on Disney+.
The series takes place 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and is expected to include the appearances of Darth Vader, Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, and a handful of characters we’ve yet to meet.
Judging by the fact that The Book of Boba Fett didn’t release an official trailer until a very short time before its December 29 premier, it’s unwise to expect an Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer anytime soon.
Obi-Wan Kenobi stars Ewan McGregor with appearances by Hayden Christensen and Kumail Nanjiani and is directed by Deborah Chow, who previous directed an episode of The Mandalorian.
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