Well over a year after they were announced, the Disney has finally let fans know when they’ll be able to watch two new Star Wars series on Disney Plus. The Rogue One prequel, which will be called Andor, is set to be released sometime in 2022, while the Obi-Wan Kenobi is also on the way, but without a specific date.
The Rogue One series will take place before the events of the movie — naturally — and will star Diego Luna, reprising his role as Cassian Andor. With a Rebel spy at its center, this series is likely to feature more espionage than most Star Wars movies, and may even tie in to some of the plot points or minor characters from the original trilogy, much like The Mandalorian has.
Meanwhile, Lucasfilm also updated fans on the next Star Wars show: Obi-Wan Kenobi. The limited event will follow the stories of both the legendary Jedi that protected Luke Skywalker as a child, and his best friend, with Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader. The series will take place 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith.
Hayden Christensen returns as Darth Vader, joining Ewan McGregor in OBI-WAN KENOBI. The Original Series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sith, and is coming to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/9WR2npRUkk— Star Wars (@starwars) December 10, 2020
Both shows will be streamable on Disney Plus and are likely to release one episode a week, just like The Mandalorian.