A question that has probably been in everyone’s mind since it was announced that Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in Disney+‘s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, is where exactly will the upcoming series fit, with reference to the other Star Wars movies, in the overall Star Wars timeline.
Fans have been speculating for a while now that the series will sit in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and now thanks to the recent episode of The Star Wars Show we finally have confirmation on when the Obi-Wan series will take place on the Star Wars timeline.
As announced on The Star Wars Show, the series will take place eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. This means that the show will be taking place almost a decade after the events in the prequel trilogy, and around a decade before the events of A New Hope.
The could also mean that the show will tie-in closely to the timeframe for Solo: A Star Wars Story which also takes place a decade before A New Hope.
“The untitled series is set eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and will go into production next year,” Anthony Carboni, host of The Star Wars Show, said, “It’s only set eight years after because that’s how much older he’s [Ewan McGregor] gotten in the past 20 years.”
Unfortunately, that is about all the new information we know about Obi-Wan series. Though there will still be plenty of time for news of the show to be released, seeing as production for the show is not slated to begin till 2020.
McGregor’s Obi-Wan series will be the third live-action Star Wars film heading to Disney+, alongside Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, and the Rogue One prequel series which will centre on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor.