Star Wars viewers have been delighted with Ewan McGregor’s prospect of playing Obi-Wan Kenobi again since 2016. Yeah, in The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker we saw him talking to Rey though but we haven’t seen McGregor as Obi-Wan since 2005. (Since that time even Ray Park is back as Darth Maul!)
Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, has eventually expanded on another part of the broadcast. We know it’s going to have a definite start, center, and finish. Unlike The Mandalorian, the Obi-Wan series is not going to be open-ended, but rather a “closed run.” But what does that mean about the show’s timeline? Let’s dive into Tatooine’s dust, and ponder.
Lucasfilm reported a specific time period back in 2019 during which the Obi-Wan reveals it took place: eight years after the Sith’s Revenge. That puts part of the show at least in 11 BBY or 10 BBY. Since there isn’t going to be a second season, we won’t see Obi-Wan doing good until A Fresh Hope if the whole show sticks with this time span.
This means that if Luke Skywalker appears in the series, he will be around eight or nine years old; Anakin was the same age when he met Obi-Wan in The Phantom Menace. Either way, assuming there are no time jumps, the Obi-Wan series will not be like Rogue One, with an ending right before A New Hope begins.
Multiple Time Periods
Since the Obi-Wan series has a definite conclusion, it might not be likely that the episodes are directly connected. In other words, unlike the previous assumption, let ‘s say in the series there are time jumps and it simply begins eight years after the Sith ‘s Revenge. That approach would make showing the Obi-Wan more like an anthology.
Each of the episodes could tell one storey of something that happened to Obi-Wan during the full 19 years he lived on Tatooine in (relative) isolation. If that was the case then the show would not really have a “plot,” since we know absolutely how it would finish. This makes sense as we already know exactly how his show is going to end.
Obi-Wan Series Production
However, this year the production of the Obi-Wan series began, owing to the globalCOVID-19 pandemic production the cast and crew had to pause out of safety. Output could ramp up later this summer and of course when it’s safe to do so, according to ComicBook.com.
The series was reported to be pursuing the plot of the last prequel Star Wars film, Star Wars: A New Hope, when revealed. ComicBook.com has reported that there is a theory that in this time frame not only the storey will take place but also another time period!