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The Jedi master returns: Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming exclusively on Disney+

Kenobi faces new enemies – as well as old ones – in the new live-action Star Wars series.

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ANTICIPATION HAS BEEN building for months ahead of the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new live action Star Wars series. But now, the wait is over.

The iconic Jedi master arrives on screens today in a six-episode series, with a two-episode premiere now streaming exclusively on Disney+.

It begins ten years after the events of 2005′s Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, which brought Obi-Wan Kenobi his greatest defeat as his young protegé Anakin Skywalker turned to the Dark Side to become Darth Vader.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi Source: © Lucasfilm

The story opens on the desert planet Tatooine where Kenobi, now living a hermetic existence, is watching over a young Luke Skywalker. But the Galactic Empire has plans of its own.

Obi-Wan Kenobi sees Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen return as Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, a full 17 years after they last occupied the roles together. (One trailer features a tantalising flicker of Vader’s black suit being assembled.)

Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader Source: © Lucasfilm

McGregor has spoken about his preparation for the role, revealing that he went deep into the Star Wars universe as he grew into Obi-Wan’s character. “I watched [the movies] from start to finish,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “All nine movies. Just to get back in that world.”

Kenobi faces a new enemy this time around in the form of Imperial Inquisitor Reva (Moses Ingram) – a lieutenant of the Grand Inquisitor who is determined to hunt the Jedi down. “It’s a very dark time to be a Jedi,” series director Deborah Chow has said of the world she conjures in this story.

Moses Ingram as Reva Source: © Lucasfilm

The new series sees John Williams – composer of the iconic Star Wars main theme – return with new theme music, while also breaking new ground with Natalie Holt becoming the first woman to score a live-action Star Wars project.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming exclusively to all Disney+ subscribers. You can watch the series or sign up at DisneyPlus.com.

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