Ewan McGregor to the series, a role he hasn’t played in more than 15 years since he starred as the Jedi Master in all three Star Wars prequels from 1999 to 2005.
The story begins 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith; the disappearance and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, was Kenobi’s biggest defeat at the end of that movie.
But when will the new episodes be available on the streaming service?
Here is everything you need to know about it.
What is Obi-Wan Kenobi about?
Obi-Wan Kenobi is hiding out on Tatooine as the new series begins.
He works as a fishmonger, cutting up chunks of space whale meat, in and out of a job that’s a world away from the life of a Jedi on Coruscant; he is downcast and pessimistic, visibly burdened by past failures.
When people beg him for help, he refuses: the fight is done, he insists, and they lost.
The series seems to have some purpose: it’s simply an extension of the Star Wars brand, another Disney-managed product, but Obi-Wan Kenobi has more depth than the footnote roots of The Book of Boba Fett.
Consideration has been given to making this series work as a stand-alone dramatic piece, rather than just a means of moving from one film to the next.
When will Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 3 be on Disney+?
Following the two-episode season premiere, Obi-Wan Kenobi will release one of the remaining four new episodes each week on Disney+.
However, even though those initial two episodes debuted on a Friday, going forward, every new episode will be available on Wednesdays.
Here is when each installment will arrive:
- Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 1: May 27, Available Now!
- Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 2: May 27, Available Now!
- Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 3: June 1
- Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 4: June 8
- Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 5: June 15
- Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6: June 22
What time will the episodes be available?
As is often the case with weekly Disney+ streaming original shows, new episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi will be available at 8am BST every Wednesday.
However, that time is not entirely set in stone; if you’re lucky, each episode could arrive up to 15 minutes ahead of schedule.
What happens in episode 3?
Disney hasn’t released an official synopsis before episode 3, and since each installment is simply called ‘Part 1; ‘Part 2’, etc., it is difficult to extrapolate what we could see in the third part.
What we do know is that it will once again be directed by Deborah Chow, who directs all six episodes, and was written by Joby Harold, Hannah Friedman, Hossein Amini, and Stuart Beattie.