Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi has been delayed, but there’s a twist

Coming soon from a galaxy far, far away is Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, but a new announcement confirms we’ll have to wait a bit longer for it.

Announced by none other than Ewan McGregor himself in a video uploaded to the Star Wars YouTube channel, the release date for the Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars show has been pushed back from May 25 to May 27, switching from the Wednesday release that has become standard for most Disney+ series to a Friday instead.

While the reason for that (minor) delay was not shared in the announcement, it was confirmed that our patience will be rewarded in the form of not one, but two episodes on release day.

Previously, new shows on Disney+ – such as this week’s Moon Knight launch – have only streamed one episode in the first week, so this might suggest that there is a stronger link between the two episodes in terms of narrative, possibly leading to a cliffhanger.


The following episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are likely to follow these first two episodes as normal weekly, though it has not been confirmed whether they will continue to arrive on a Friday according to the delayed premiere date, or a Wednesday in line with most Disney+ exclusives. The clarification of the premiere date being moved in the announcement video may indicate that the latter is more likely.

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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi will start streaming on May 27 as a limited series. Currently, rumours suggest that the show could be getting two LEGO Star Wars sets, though these have not been confirmed.

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