Obi wan kenobi release date has been moved – by two days. On Thursday, with a video featuring star Ewan McGregor, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that the next live-action Star Wars series will now premiere Friday, May 27 at Disney + and Disney + Hotstar where it is available. (Obi wan kenobi was originally tuned to Disney’s streaming services on Wednesday, May 25.) But even if the new Star Wars series comes two days later, it will be twice as fun. Yep, the first two episodes will be released on May 27th. That said, future episodes will still be released on Wednesdays, which means we’ll be offered three Obi wan kenobi section within six days.
Disney did not say why they changed their release strategy for the upcoming Star Wars series. The American entertainment giant introduced Wednesday premieres for all of its original Disney + series following the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series Loki – That change was also announced via a video with his own star Tom Hiddleston – which had been moved to Wednesdays. But it’s not like it clashes with any other major series as well. The ongoing MCU series Knights of the Moon ends May 4 – Star Wars Day, actually – and next, Ms Marvelwhich premiered on June 8, would clash with Obi wan kenobi regardless of change.
If desired, Disney could have added Obi wan kenobi on Fridays, and held Ms Marvel on Wednesdays, but it does not. This means that for three Wednesdays in June, Star Wars and Marvel will clash with new episodes from both universes that will be released simultaneously. Speaking of clashes, Disney’s decision to move Obi wan kenobi premiere on May 27 means it will now be released opposite another major show, on Netflix: the long-awaited fourth season of Stranger Things. However, Netflix has split Stranger Things 4 into two parts, with the second volume not coming until July 1st.
Set 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) faced his biggest defeat when his best friend and Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) turned to the dark side and became Darth Vader, Obi wan kenobi picks up with Kenobi on Tatooine and looks over a young Luke Skywalker. Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie are also included in the new Star Wars series. Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) directs, Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) is the showrunner and lead writer.
Obi wan kenobi premieres Friday, May 27 at Disney + and Disney + Hotstar with two episodes. A new episode will be released the following Wednesdays until June 22.