How to Watch 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' — New 'Star Wars' Limited Series Now Streaming
By Danica Creahan
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It’s been almost three years since Star Wars fans have gotten to see a new chapter of the franchise in theaters. But hope survives in the form of Disney’s expanding collection of Star Wars shows — including the latest miniseries, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which arrives on Disney+ today.
Ewan McGregor reprises his beloved role as Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen returns as Anakin-turned-Vader for the first time since the 2005 film, Revenge of the Sith, in this new limited series. Christensen’s epic comeback to the world of Star Wars comes amid rumors that he’ll be making an appearance in Ahsoka — another forthcoming Star Wars spinoff series. Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Friday, May 27 exclusively on Disney+.
The show picks up 10 years after Obi-Wan’s apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, turned to the dark side and became Darth Vader. Judging by the trailer, the Jedi Master is still dealing with the fallout from his dear friend’s betrayal, while keeping a distant but watchful eye on young Luke Skywalker.
Whether you’re a diehard Star Wars fan, or just here for the reunion of McGregor and Christensen, here’s how to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi.
When does Obi-Wan Kenobi premiere?
Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ on Friday, May 27.
Where to stream Obi-Wan Kenobi
Of course, Disney's newest Star Wars series will be available to watch exclusively on Disney+. A subscription starts at $7/month, or you can save 15% with an annual subscription, which is $80 per year. That gets you access to all of the Star Wars movies and spinoffs, including George Lucas’ original franchise and prequel trilogies. The streamer does not currently offer a free trial.
What time does Obi-Wan Kenobi come out on Disney+?
The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi will be released on Disney+, at 3 a.m. EDT.
How many episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi will there be?
As it currently stands, the newest Star Wars spinoff is set to be a limited series with just six episodes. The first two episodes premiere May 27, and the remaining four will be released every Friday through June 22. But don't worry, there are definitely more Star Wars shows to look forward to in the near future, and when in doubt, you can always revisit The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.