August 20, 2022
Enlarge / Disney’s next live-action miniseries has a Jedi-focus.

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This post contains spoilers about a trailer, so consider yourself warned.

It’s the day before the anniversary of the Mexican victory over France in the Battle of Puebla, so that means it’s time for Star Wars celebrations. To honor the day, Disney has released a full trailer and the poster art for its upcoming Obi-Wan show, which begins airing on Disney+ on May 27.

The six-part miniseries is set a decade after the Battle of Mustafar—perhaps celebrated on Coruscant with spicy tacos and drinking. Not that there’s any sign of such things in the new trailer. Instead, we see a bit of what Obi-Wan has been up to in the years since the fall of the Jedi and the rise of the empire.

This is not our first look at the new show—Disney actually released a longer “teaser trailer” in March.

The footage of Obi-Wan keeping tabs on young Luke and butting heads with Owen Lars shows up again, and it’s clear that some of Obi-Wan will take place on Tatooine. But if you’re of the opinion that Star Wars stories need to go somewhere else occasionally, there’s good news: We also see what looks like the Star Wars universe’s version of Tokyo’s neon-lit streets looking moody at night in the rain.

The antagonists are the Jedi-hunting Inquisitors, who have been tasked by Emperor Palpatine to hunt down and wipe out any remaining adherents of that hokey religion. And we get just a hint of everyone’s favorite junior Sith Lord, played by a returning Hayden Christensen.

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