Writer Obi-Wan Kenobi Opens Up About ‘Dark’ New Star Wars Series

Obi Wan Kenobi Writer Joby Harold has revealed plot details for the upcoming series and all is not well in the galaxy far, far away.

In an interview with Weekly entertainmentHarold explained where things will start in the spin-off show.

He confirmed that Obi Wan Kenobi will take place a decade after the events of Revenge of the Sith “at a time of darkness in the galaxy”.

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“The Empire is on the rise. And all the horrors that come with the Empire are manifesting throughout the galaxy. And the Jedi Order as we know it is being wiped out. So everything that stood in the prequels fell apart,” he said.

“These surviving Jedi, those who survive, are on the run and in hiding. And Vader and his Inquisitors pursue them to the ends of the galaxy.”

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Considering how Obi-Wan’s story ends in Episode IIIit’s no surprise that he and all of the other surviving Jedi live in dire circumstances.

“In this hopeless fatalistic world, we find perhaps the most famous of all our surviving Jedi who hide and fight against this faith that defines the Jedi, and want to cling to it and hope to find that faith again in this kind of world. hopeless.” Harold explained.

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Regarding Ewan McGregor’s highly anticipated return as a famous Jedi, Harold says the series will explore how Obi-Wan transforms from the man we see in the prequels to Sir Alec Guinness’ version in A new hope.

“Obi-Wan is defined by his past to a pretty great extent,” he continued. “We meet a man who is very defined by this story, whether he likes it or not.

“Part of the journey of what he’s going through is reconciling that past and understanding it and understanding his place in it. And that journey and the places he has to go emotionally as well as physically, and some of those battles that he has to fight, have a lot to do with coming to terms with that past and understanding who he was, his role in his own history, in the history of others.”

the Obi Wan Kenobi The TV series will premiere on May 27, 2022 for streaming on Disney+.

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