OBI-WAN KENOBI Season 1 Promo Pictures – From Lucasfilm comes “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the new limited Star Warsseries created exclusively for Disney+. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Hayden Christensen, who portrayed Vader in “Revenge of the Sith,” returns to the role for the first time in “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
Cast : Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is directed by Deborah Chow who is also the showrunner and an executive producer. The executive producers also include Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold.
For the series, the director and Lucasfilm assembled an impressive roster of filmmakers, including director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung, co-production designers Todd Cherniawsky and Doug Chiang, editors Nicolas De Toth and Kelley Dixon, costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb, visual effects supervisor Patrick Tubach, stunt coordinator Jonathan Eusebio, Natalie Holt, who scored the series, and John Williams, who wrote the original Obi-Wan theme.
The “Obi-Wan Kenobi” limited series features an atmospheric, gritty and emotional character- based story that explores how Obi-Wan went from warrior hero in the prequels to the Zen Jedi Master seen in the original trilogy. The story is couched in the adventure and spectacle that is the signature of Star Wars filmmaking.
Although the story bridges the gap between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy, it is most deeply rooted in the events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.”
“Our biggest reference was ‘Revenge of the Sith’ because it was a significant turning point,” says the director. “It’s where Anakin crosses the line, and there’s no coming back. It’s also such a pivotal moment in history for the Jedi Order and for everyone involved, and where most of our characters made life decisions that would then set them on the course for our series.”
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on Friday, May 27, with the first two episodes. Following the premiere, the series will stream weekly on Wednesdays, until the finale on Wednesday, June 22.