Obi-Wan Kenobi Writer Talks Star Wars’ New ‘Edgy’ Planet

Obi-Wan Kenobi writer Joby Harold talks about Daiyu, the new planet in the Star Wars universe and a key location in the upcoming Disney+ series.

Obi Wan Kenobi writer Joby Harold has revealed what sets the new planet in the Disney+ series apart from other planets in star wars‘galaxy far, far away.

Harold explained that the new world, Daiyu, “kinda feels like Hong Kong,” in a recent interview with Weekly entertainment. “There’s a nightlife full of graffiti and it’s a bit edgy,” he added. “He just has a different path and a different feeling.”

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The first official photos of Obi Wan Kenobi – which sees Ewan McGregor return as the titular Jedi Master – surfaced on March 9. They confirmed that Obi-Wan will come out of exile on Tatooine during the series and visit a variety of new worlds, including Daiyu.


Obi Wan KenobiThe highly anticipated trailer for has arrived on the heels of the official images, giving fans a better look at the upcoming series. The teaser confirmed several plot and character rumors for the series, including reports that actor Rupert Friend will be playing the live-action incarnation of star wars rebels villain The Grand Inquisitor. There’s no sign of Grand Inquisitor boss Darth Vader in the teaser, but the Sith Lord’s mechanical breathing is heard near the end, teasing the iconic villain’s involvement in the series.

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Thanks to the stills and teaser, speculation surrounding Moses Ingram’s role in Obi Wan Kenobi can also be put to rest. Ingram is now confirmed to play one of the Grand Inquisitor’s minions, Reva/Third Sister. Photos and first-look images indicate that Reva will feature prominently in the series and feature a tense interaction between the Jedi hunter and Luke Skywalker’s uncle, Owen Lars, who is played by Joel Edgerton, returning to the role of Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

Skywalker himself appears briefly in the Obi Wan Kenobi trailer also, spied from afar by Obi-Wan through a pair of electrobinoculars. Luke is still a young boy at this stage of the star wars timeline, guarded by the Jedi, which at this point is radically different from the peacekeeping audiences seen in Revenge of the Sith. In a recent interview, McGregor teased, “We find Obi-Wan early in our story rather broken…And unfaithful, and beaten, somewhat abandoned.”


Obi Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ on May 25.

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