Obi-Wan Kenobi is an upcoming American television miniseries created for the streaming service Disney+, featuring the Star Wars character of the same name. Set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, the series is directed by Deborah Chow, with Joby Harold serving as showrunner.
Ewan McGregor executive produces and stars as the title character, reprising his role from the Star Wars prequel trilogy alongside Hayden Christensen, Joel Edgerton, and Bonnie Piesse. Moses Ingram, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, and Sung Kang also star in the series. The project originated as a spin-off film to be written by Hossein Amini and directed by Stephen Daldry, but it was reworked as a limited series by Amini following the commercial failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story. McGregor was confirmed to be starring in August 2019, and Chow was hired to direct a month later. Production was scheduled to begin in July 2020, but the series was put on indefinite hold in January 2020 because Lucasfilm was unhappy with the series’ scripts. Harold was hired to rewrite the series in April 2020, and additional castings were announced in March 2021. Filming began by May 2021 in Los Angeles, using StageCraft video wall technology, and wrapped by September. Star Wars film composer John Williams wrote the main theme while Natalie Holt composed the rest of the score, making her the first woman to score a live-action Star Wars project.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is scheduled to premiere on May 27, 2022, and run for six episodes until June 22.