The latest trailer also shows Kenobi trying to persuade Owen Lars into letting him train a young Luke Skywalker, and failing at it. In the Star Wars mythos, Owen Lars is the step-brother of Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader and holds a deep-rooted contempt for the Jedi knights for the tragic fate of his sibling. It is that same concern that forced him to hide Luke’s true parentage from the boy, forbidding Kenobi from any future Jedi training.
The trailer reveals a galaxy-wide hunt for the Jedi, with Kenobi — played by Ewan McGregor — being the most wanted name. Kenobi, on the other hand, has been hiding on Tattooine and keeping a watchful eye on Luke who would eventually grow up to become a Jedi and redeem his father in a tragic patricidal climax.
Aside from Vader, the new trailer also offers a fresh look at the Inquisitorius, a group of the cold-hearted Jedi-killing hunters first seen in the TV series “Star Wars: Rebels” which ran from 2014 to 2018. In the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series, the Grand Inquisitor is played by Rupert Fiend of “Hitman: Agent 47” fame. We see glimpses of bounty hunters, as well as verification that it’ll be more than just the Inquisitorious that’ll be hot on the tail of our hero Jedi.
The series will feature both new and old characters and marks the entry of familiar names like Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, and O’Shea Jackson Jr. into the Star Wars franchise. Obi-Wan Kenobi premiers May 27 exclusively on Disney+. At the moment, it would appear that the series will be limited to six episodes in one season, only.