What is the Obi-Wan Kenobi series about? (synopsis and show details)

Obi-Wan Kenobi. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm. 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd ™ . All Rights Reserved
Obi-Wan Kenobi. Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm. 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd ™ . All Rights Reserved /

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Disney+’s latest live-action Star Wars series, will make its debut in May on the streamer. Since the show was announced, fans have been clamoring for information.

We know that the series is set in the years following Episode III: Revenge of the Sith with Obi-Wan guarding Luke Skywalker from afar. His presence on Tatooine, however, will put the boy in danger as the Inquisitors are on the hunt for Jedi that escaped Order 66.

As such, Luke’s uncle Owen is set against Obi-Wan’s involvement in his young charge’s life and must stand in the way of Inquisitor Reva when she begins making inquiries that could spell trouble for his nephew. There are also rumors that both Princess Leia and a clone played by Temuera Morrison will make an appearance.

The biggest reveal thus far, however, has been Hayden Christensen’s return as Darth Vader. The reunion between him and Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan has fans on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the series. Everyone knows the inevitable fight between the two will be one of the best sequences to come out of the streamer’s live-action series. Thankfully, we won’t have too much longer to wait.

Here’s more on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series including the synopsis, cast, and trailer!

Obi-Wan Kenobi synopsis

The official synopsis via comicbook.com:

"During the reign of the Galactic Empire, former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi embarks on a crucial mission. Kenobi must confront allies turned enemies and face the wrath of the Empire."

Obi-Wan Kenobi cast

  • Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
  • Grant Feely as Luke Skywalker
  • Rupert Friend as The Grand Inquisitor
  • Moses Ingram as Inquisitor Reva
  • Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars
  • Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars
  • Indira Varma
  • Kumail Nanjiani
  • O’Shea Jackson, Jr.
  • Sung Kang
  • Simone Kessell
  • Benny Safdie

Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer

Watch the trailer for the series below:

Stay tuned to Dork Side of the Force for more Obi-Wan Kenobi news and coverage! The six episode series premieres Wednesday, May 25 and will release weekly on Disney+.

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