Disney + has moved the premiere date for its next Star wars Series OB-One Kenobi. Originally set for May 25, the streamer pushed it back two days to May 27, the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend, with a two-episode launch.
Evan McGregor, who played the title character in the limited series, announced the move in a video on Twitter on Thursday.
Incoming transmission from OB-One Kenobi … pic.twitter.com/Awk8rI3Ayh
– Disney + (@ DisneyPlus) March 31, 2022
The new date also sets up an intergalactic streaming battle with Netflix. Stranger Things. Part 1 of the fourth season of the series premiered on the same day, May 27.
OB-One Kenobi Evan sees McGregor return as the younger OB-One. Hayden Christensen is expected to return to the role of Darth Vader. Also starring Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Pace, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Verma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simon Kessel and Benny Safdi.
The story begins 10 years after the dramatic event Star Wars: Revenge of the Seth Where Kenobi, in the role of McGregor, faced his biggest defeat, the fall and corruption of his best friend and JD apprentice, Anakin Skywalker became the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
OB-One Kenobi Directed by Deborah Chow, who directed two episodes Mandalay, Season 1.
The series is executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rezwan, Deborah Chow, McGregor and Joby Harold.