Obi-Wan Kenobi: release date and time of episode 5 on Disney

Ewan McGregor for the series, a role he hasn’t played in over 15 years since appearing as the Jedi Master in the three Star Wars prequels from 1999 to 2005.

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The story begins 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith; The death and corruption of his best friend and Jedi trainee Anakin Skywalker was Kenobi’s greatest defeat at the end of this film.

But when will new episodes be made available on the streaming service?

Here’s everything you need to know about it.

What is Obi Wan Kenobi about?

Obi-Wan Kenobi is hiding on Tatooine at the beginning of the new series.

Working as a fishmonger, slicing space whale meat, and thrashing about in a job miles removed from life as a Jedi on Coruscant. he is down and down, visibly weighed down by past failures.

When people ask him for help, he refuses: the fight is over, he insists, and they lost.

The series seems to have some claim to purpose – it’s simply an extension of the Star Wars brand, another Disney-managed product – but Obi-Wan Kenobi has more depth than The Book of Boba Fett’s Fannish footnote roots.

A lot of thought has gone into making this series a standalone piece of drama, and not just a means of moving from one film to the next.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, hood pulled close over his face, hiding on a purple-lit street corner (Credit: Matt Kennedy/Lucasfilm)

When is Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 coming to Disney+?

Following the premiere of the double-episode season, Obi-Wan Kenobi will be releasing one of his four remaining new episodes each week on Disney+.

Although both of these opening episodes debut on a Friday, each new episode going forward will be available on Wednesdays.

Here’s when each installment arrives:

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 1: May 27th – Out Now!
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 2: May 27th – Out Now!
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 3: June 1st – Out Now!
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4: June 8th – Out Now!
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5: June 15th
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 6: June 22nd

When will the episodes be available?

As is often the case with Disney+’s weekly streaming original shows, new episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are made available every Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. PT.

However, that time is not entirely set in stone; If you’re lucky, each episode can arrive up to 15 minutes earlier than predicted.

What happens in episode 5?

Disney didn’t release an official synopsis prior to Episode 5, and since each episode is simply “Part 1; “Part 2” etc, it’s hard to extrapolate what we might see in the fourth part.

What we do know is that Deborah Chow – who is directing all six episodes – will direct again and it was written by Joby Harold & Andrew Stanton.

Some fans have pointed out the thematic connections between each new installment and its corresponding episode in the main Star Wars films.

So it’s likely that Part 5 will have some thematic similarities to The Empire Strikes Back; Will we see Darth Vader end the episode with a vengeance?