The wait is nearly over — we will see Ewan McGregor play Obi-Wan Kenobi again, thanks to the show’s release date finally being revealed. But even though May 25 isn’t too far away, many Star Wars fans still want to know how many episodes we can expect to see from the series.
Star Wars Disney+ shows so far haven’t been consistent in terms of episode count per season. The Mandalorian kicked things off with an eight-episode first batch, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars dropped 12 total episodes in its final season in 2022. The Bad Batch‘s premiere season produced 16 episodes total, while The Book of Boba Fett concluded with only seven. Kenobi pretty much had free reign to produce as many — or few — episodes as the story required.
According to the show’s IMDb page, the show will run for a total of six episodes starting on May 25, 2022. Main cast members such as Ewan McGregor are currently billed for six episodes, though few other details other than episode count are available.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has been labeled a “limited original series” for Disney+, which means there are presently no plans to produce a second season. It hasn’t been announced yet how long each episode will be, how many episodes will air on the 25th, or whether or not the release schedule will operate on a weekly basis like The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch, and The Book of Boba Fett.
Given the expected episode count — and the fact that one director will handle the entire series, as opposed to switching directors every episode — we do know one thing for sure: The show will be quite unlike anything we’ve seen in Star Wars TV history. And that’s a good thing.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow and stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. The series premieres exclusively on Disney+ May 25, 2022.