It's the return of the Jedi with the newest trailer for Disney+'s upcoming "Star Wars" series, "Obi-Wan Kenobi."
Disney dropped the first trailer for the show on May 4, also known as Star Wars Day. Fans were given a sneak peek into the previously unseen series, which takes place ten years after the events of "Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith."
Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan watches over a young Luke Skywalker, who is being raised by his uncle Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton) and aunt Beru Whitesun Lars (Bonnie Piesse) on the desert planet of Tatooine. When the Jedi Master tells the family he wishes to train Luke, Owen responds,
"Like you trained his father?"
Kenobi winces at the reminder that Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) went to the dark side in Episode III, becoming villain Darth Vader, but is determined to see his task through.
The preview also teases Anakin's transformation into the Sith Lord, showing the construction of his suit as his iconic breathing plays over the trailer. Fans can also catch a glimpse of Kumail Nanjiani, though Disney has still not revealed which role the comedian is taking on.
Disney has been quite secretive regarding "Obi-Wan Kenobi." The cast includes Maya Erskine, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, Flea and Rory Ross, but it is still unknown which characters they will be playing.
It was writer Deborah Chow's task to determine the events that took place between "Revenge of the Sith" and "Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope," leaving it up to her to decide whether to include Darth Vader, who Obi-Wan left badly injured following a duel in the third movie. A tough call, but she ultimately went for it, explaining,
"It's quite hard to avoid Anakin/Vader in that scenario, especially coming out of 'Revenge of the Sith.' He isn't the 'New Hope' Vader quite yet, you know what I mean? So, we are with the character sort of in the middle of this period. It is still Vader obviously, but it's a Vader that isn't quite as fully formed as 'A New Hope.'"
The series premieres May 27 on Disney+.