Obi-Wan Kenobi has turned out to be a pretty big success for Disney. A new tweet that was shared on the official Disney+ account today can confirm that Lucasfilm’s new series centered around Ewan McGregor’s titular Jedi Knight managed to score the biggest opening weekend yet for an original series on the mouse’s service based on hours streamed, beating out the premieres of other popular shows that presumably include The Mandalorian and WandaVision. Obi-Wan Kenobi is unique in that Lucasfilm and Disney decided to launch the show with not one, but two episodes for its premiere this past Friday, May 27, following a two-day delay from its originally intended release date. The third episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi will begin streaming tomorrow on Disney+.
Thank you to the best fans in the galaxy for making @ObiWanKenobi the most-watched #DisneyPlus Original series premiere globally to date, based on hours streamed in an opening weekend. pic.twitter.com/LYKFfBZq2L— Disney+ (@disneyplus) May 31, 2022
Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new limited series set between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope, has arrived on Disney+! With a promise to reunite Kenobi with the Sith Lord Darth Vader, and introducing Vader’s Inquisitorius into live action, fans are in for a thrilling story. The first two episodes are now streaming, with subsequent installments of the six-episode season premiering every Wednesday in June.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Jedi Master’s untold story, stars Ewan McGregor reprising the role as the titular Kenobi, along with Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram as Reva, Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars, Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.