Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, 3 hours earlier than scheduled

Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, 3 hours earlier than scheduled

Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, 3 hours earlier than scheduled

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Obi Wan Kenobi – the new Star Wars live-action limited series, featuring Ewan McGregor’s return of the titular Jedi Master and Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader – is now streaming on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar wherever available. It’s earlier than expected, three full hours in fact. Early Friday in India / late Thursday in the US, Disney+ revealed that Obi Wan Kenobi would premiere Thursday, May 26 at 9 p.m. PT, which translates to Friday, May 27 at 12 p.m. ET / 5 a.m. BST / 9:30 a.m. IST / 2 p.m. AEST. We get the first two episodes of the new Star Wars series – Part 1 is 52 minutes long, while Part II is 38 minutes long – as previously announced.


At 8:25 a.m. IST on Friday, Lucasfilm and Disney+ announced — alongside a new poster featuring McGregor — that Obi Wan Kenobi would debut early, with tweets. The caption read, “Time for @obiwankenobi has come…early. Start streaming the first two episodes TONIGHT at 9pm PT on @disneyplus. While Disney+ Hotstar didn’t bother to post their own tweet, Gadgets 360 spotted the first two Obi Wan Kenobi episodes uploaded to the service around 9:30 a.m. IST. On Disney+ Hotstar, as previously announced, the new Star Wars series is available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. (Obi Wan Kenobi is the second Star Wars series to be offered in five languages.)

In addition to Ewan McGregor as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi who now lives in exile on Tatooine, and Christensen as his former Jedi padawan Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader, the new Star Wars series also stars Joel Edgerton as Tatooine’s moisture farmer and Anakin’s half-brother Owen Lars, Bonnie Piesse as Owen’s wife, and Luke Beru Whitesun Lars’ aunt-in-law, Moses Ingram as the ruthless and ambitious Inquisitor Reva Sevander/the Third Sister, Indira Varma as the Imperial Officer, Rupert Friend as the Grand Inquisitor of the Galactic Empire, Sung Kang as the Inquisitor named the Fifth Brother, and Kumail Nanjiani as the trickster Haja. O’Shea Jackson Jr., Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, Maya Erskine and Rory Ross have undisclosed roles.

Directed by Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian season 1), Obi Wan Kenobi takes place a decade after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, which ended with the destruction of the Jedi Order and the completion of Anakin Skywalker’s turn to the dark side. McGregor and Chow are executive producers on Obi Wan Kenobi alongside showrunner Joby Harold, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm SVP for Live Content Michelle Rejwan. The legendary John Williams is responsible for the Obi Wan Kenobi theme, with Natalie Holt (Loki) taking care of the tasks of composer. Chung Chung-hoon is the director of photography for the new Star Wars series.

The first two episodes of Obi Wan Kenobi are now streaming on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. After the Friday premiere, a new episode of Obi Wan Kenobi debuts on Wednesdays around 12:30 p.m. IST. THE Obi Wan Kenobi The series finale is scheduled for June 22.

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