Lucasfilm has released the Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer as well as first look images featuring the return of Ewan McGregor in the titular role for the Disney Plus streaming service.
The story 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.
The images below from Entertainment Weekly reveal the villain of the series, the force-sensitive “ruthlessly ambitious” Reva, an Inquisitor, played by Moses Ingram, as well as the return of Joe Edgerton as Uncle Owen, and Ewan McGregor as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
“They share a common dark-side goal,” Ingram says about the villainous trio of Reva, the Grand Inquisitor, and Darth Vader. “They’re on the same team.” As for what stands out most to Ingram about her big bad: “It’s all heart.”
“Thank you, George, for casting Joel Edgerton as Uncle Owen,” laughs director Deborah Chow. “That’s all I can say.”
“We find Obi-Wan at the beginning of our story rather broken, and faithless, and beaten, somewhat given up,” reveals McGregor where Obi-Wan resides on Tatooine, the place he has set up shop to watch over a young Luke Skywalker.
The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader, and joining the cast are Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Obi-Wan Kenobi premiers on Disney Plus on May 25 and is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold.