Ewan “Hello There” McGregor has just announced that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been delayed, but just by two days, so put the tissues away.
In fact, the delay should be considered a positive move, because thanks to it, fans will now get to see the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi on May 27th, instead of having to wait a full week to watch the second episode. That’s right, according to Ewan himself, the decision was made to move the series premiere to Friday versus Wednesday, and that due to the move, two episodes would be shown instead of one.
UPDATE – The series will indeed go back to Wednesdays after the Friday premiere, which was verified over at StarWars.com.
It’s not clear at this point why this decision was made, or if Kenobi will remain a Friday release, because Disney made the choice a few months ago to premiere all of its own content on Wednesdays versus Fridays.
This could just be a temporary move to align the premiere with one of the bigger days of Star Wars Celebration 2022, or to expedite Kenobi’s airing schedule to ensure other planned series could start without having to compete with its strong allure.
Either way, Obi-Wan Kenobi will air its first two episodes on May 27, 2022 on Disney+ now instead of just dropping the first episode on May 25th.
While the news is great for fans, for this fanboy it’s giving me some anxiety because I’ll be on vacation and I know I won’t be able to not cover the mega-premiere, so I’m looking at a lost day of vacation due to my Star Wars obsession. Yay, please send help.