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'Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi' sets May debut on Disney+, fresh off 'Boba Fett' finale

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, you had to wait a while to get new Star Wars stories.

By Adam Pockross
OBI-WAN KENOBI: Poster for Debut Announcement Blast

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, you had to wait a while to get new Star Wars stories.

Well times have changed, because fresh on the heels of today's The Book of Boba Fett Season 1 finale, Disney just announced that the next big new Disney+/Lucasfilm Star Wars series is just around the corner. Obi-Wan Kenobi, the upcoming limited series starring Ewan McGregor in his old Jedi Master finery, will be debuting May 25.

And to celebrate such a momentous occasion, the Mouse House also released some snazzy new key art:

OBI-WAN KENOBI: Poster for Debut Announcement Blast

As the poster shows, life can be a lonely and sandy place for a Jedi. Indeed, at the start of the series, our not-so-young-anymore, but not-quite-Alec-Guinness-aged hero is in a bit of a... well, a dark space. According to Disney's announcement, "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."

Because Lucasfilm and Disney know how much we love our Star Wars nostalgia, not only are we getting our prequel Obi-Wan back, but the series is also bringing back Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Yes, we're a long ways away from A New Hope

Joining McGregor and Christensen are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold, debuts May 25, only on Disney+.

The Obi-Wan series is one of several live action Star Wars projects in the works for Disney+. A third season of The Mandalorian is on the way, along with Ahsoka, the Rogue One prequel series Andor (which might already have a second season in the works), and the mysterious project The Acolyte. A series focused on a young Lando Calrissian is also in early stages of development. So, our pals the Mandalorian, Ahsoka, Boba, and Obi-Wan will not be short on company in the coming months and years.