Obi-Wan Kenobi: why does the series take place 10 years after episode III?

The temporality of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series owes nothing to chance. A few days before its release, director Deborah Chow explains why it takes place ten years after Revenge of the Sith.

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May 27 is fast approaching. Good news for Star Wars fans, eager to see the first episodes of the series Obi-Wan Kenobi Here is the latest trailer. This one will plunge us 10 years after episode III. Sidious and Vader have plunged the Galaxy into obscurity, with the Last Jedi being hunted down like the plague. Living in anonymity, Obi-Wan keeps tabs on Luke on Tatooine. Pursued by the Sith Inquisitors, he will also have to face his former apprentice now known as Darth Vader.

Interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, director Deborah Chow confides why the series takes place in this time frame halfway between the prelogy and the initial trilogy. As indicated by his name, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series focuses on the iconic Jedi and how he came to terms with the dramatic events of Episode III. Namely the fall of the Jedi Order and Anakin’s shift to the dark side.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: the story of a transition

The program will focus on telling how he faced “the pain and tragedy of Revenge of the Sith to become the calm and peaceful Alec Guinness who is portrayed in A New Hope”, underlines the director. The interest of the series will thus be to describe “this moment of transition” which allowed Kenobi to go from pain to wisdom.

Orphaned by all his Jedi friends (dead or hidden), devastated by his bitter failure, lonely and living under the threat of the Inquisitors, Obi-Wan is going through a dark time. He will thus have to find the necessary resources to face this hostile context by drawing on the Force which, although devoured by the dark side, still shines in the Galaxy.

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The first two episodes of the series Obi-Wan Kenobi will be broadcast on May 27 on the Disney+ platform. One episode per week will then be unveiled every Wednesday from June 1st.

Source : EW

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