The Obi-Wan Kenobi series has now launched in Australia, with the first two episodes already being made available to stream. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Star Wars spin-off.
Where To Watch Obi-Wan Kenobi Series In Australia
- Disney Plus – Obi-Wan Kenobi will be exclusively available on Disney Plus Australia. Prices for a Disney Plus subscription start at $9.99/month.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Release Date Australia
Obi-Wan Kenobi was released on Disney Plus in Australia on the 27th of May 2022.
As aforementioned, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series follows the titular Obi-Wan Kenobi (Scottish actor Ewan McGregor reprises his role from the prequel trilogy), a Jedi Master, as he goes on various adventures and looks out for a young Luke Skywalker.
Cast & Crew
Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role from the Star Wars prequel trilogy, as the titular character, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Hayden Christensen will also reprise his role from the Star Wars films as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, and both Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse are also reprising their roles from the prequel films.
New to the cast – and the Star Wars universe – are Rupert Friend, Moses Ingram and Sung Kang, who will play The Grand Inquisitor, The Third Sister and The Fifth Brother respectively.
Reviews for the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which are available to stream on Disney Plus in Australia right now, appear to be positive.
IMDb ratings for episodes 1 and 2 are both 7.9. However, user reviews suggest the first episode suffers from a bit of a slow start to the series, with many taking a dislike to the chase scene (don’t worry, we won’t give away any spoilers). There is, however, much praise for Ewan McGregor’s reprisal.
Bear in mind, of course, that the majority of user reviews will come from die-hard Star Wars fans, who are notoriously hard to please. For us, Obi-Wan Kenobi is another great addition to the various spin-off series released in recent years. It fills a gap between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy, and it’s always good to see Ewan McGregor back on our screens.