Obi-Wan Kenobi premiere dropping early on Disney+; Release date and Time
The wait for Obi-Wan Kenobi has been made somewhat more limited. The first two episodes of the highly expected new series were set to debut on Disney+ first thing Friday morning, otherwise known as 12:01 am PT on May 27th. With those episodes being screened at the Star Wars Celebration on Thursday night, Disney and Lucasfilm have selected to switch around the plan. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s first episodes are presently dropping on Thursday night.
The official Star Wars account tweeted during the screening that the two-episode premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi is moving up a few hours. Both episodes will currently be released on Disney+ at 9 pm PT. For the fans that have been asking for a more reasonable premiere time for big event shows like this, your wish has been granted.
Star Wars fans wherever have been anticipating the debut of Obi-Wan Kenobi, as it denotes the return of two fan-favorite stars from the Prequel Trilogy. Ewan McGregor plays repeated his role as the titular Jedi, while Hayden Christensen will at last get to play the next evolution of Anakin Skywalker, otherwise known as Darth Vader.
McGregor and Christensen are participated in Obi-Wan Kenobi by Kumail Nanjiani, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Maya Erskine, Sung Kang, Benny Safdie, Simone Kessell, Bonnie Piesse, Moses Ingram, and Indira Varma. Except for Obi-Wan and Vader, every one of the roles are new and being kept under wraps.
Obi-Wan Kenobi happens in the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. After the rise of the Empire, Obi-Wan self-isolated on Tatooine, keeping watch over Anakin’s son, Luke Skywalker, from far off. After the death of Padme, and Anakin’s chance to the Dark Side, newborn twins Luke and Leia were separated. Luke was shipped off live with his auntie and uncle, under the watchful eye of Obi-Wan, while Leia was adopted by Senator Bail Organa.
When are Obi-Wan Kenobi episodes 1 and 2 broadcasting on Disney Plus?
The Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 1 release date is Friday, May 27 at 12 PM Pacific/3am Eastern/8am GMT.
As this is a double season premiere, however, episode 2 will show up simultaneously – so you’re getting two episodes at once this Friday.
However, those times aren’t altogether firmly established. Assuming you’re fortunate, you could find the episodes dropping as long as 15 minutes sooner than expected… so continue refreshing that landing page to catch the episodes the second they drop!
Obi-Wan Kenobi release schedule
Obi-Wan Kenobi is dropping a new episode on Disney Plus weekly, following its double season premiere. The entire series will be six episodes – however while episodes 1 and 2 show up on a Friday, the following episodes will land on Wednesdays, starting with episode 3 on June 1.
Here’s when each installment will arrive:
Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 1: May 27
Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 2: May 27
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