Today is May the Fourth, which can only mean one thing. It’s Star Wars Day. Of course, Revenge of the Fifth is another Star Wars day, but the former rolls off the tongue so much better. That said, Disney has released the second trailer for “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” The six-episode limited series follows the title jedi knight (Ewan McGrego) who is now living in exile on Tatooine, where he protects a young Luke Skywalker from afar. But could Obi-Wan’s protection and the expectation that he will be trained to become a Jedi be something that he does not need?
While the first trailer was more of an introduction to the character’s return, this trailer is focused on giving us the exposition for the limited series. Here, we overhear Obi-Wan advising Owen (Joel Edgerton) that he and Luke must stay hidden, and that when the time is right, Luke will be trained to be a Jedi. However, Owen disagrees with both suggestions, countering with Obi-Wan should be the one to leave them alone and that he failed as a teacher. That reminder hits a bit of a nerve for a silent Obi-Wan.
The trailer then transitions to The Fifth Brother (Sung Kang) who suggests finding Kenobi is pointless because “he’s gone.” To which Reva (Moses Ingram) says “Maybe you’ve been looking in the wrong places,” hinting at her confidence that she can get the job done. But as it teases more, the trailer hints at how devoted Reva is to Darth Vader, who warns Kenobi that he “cannot escape him.” Him being Darth Vader, who we see being assembled together with limbs and that signature chest piece.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Obi-Wan Kenobi:”
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.
The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast 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” is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” makes its two-episode debut on May 27, and then will stream weekly on Wednesdays, until the finale on Wednesday, June 22.