Obi-Wan is set for an epic, brooding return (Picture: Lucasfilm/Disney Plus/Backgrid)

It’s been 17 years since the Star Wars prequel trilogy came to an end with Revenge of the Sith… and the time has come to reopen those wounds in Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney Plus.

In the trailer for the new series – the release date for which arrives on Friday – it was revealed that tension had been building across the land as Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) evaded being captured by forces working for Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen).

With the cast boasting both familiar faces and new additions to the Star Wars universe, fans are going to be in for one hell of a sparring match as the Jedi Master and his former Padawan Anakin Skywalker come face to face once again.

The show is set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, when Jedi are being hunted by Force-sensitive fighters who have fallen to the dark side.

Have your popcorn and lightsabers at the ready? Here’s how to watch.

What time is Obi-Wan Kenobi released on Disney Plus?

The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi will drop on Disney Plus at 8am BST on Friday May 27.

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This will mean it’ll be midnight in the Pacific Time Zone in the US, and 3am in the Eastern Time Zone.

Disney Plus properties, including the Marvel and Star Wars releases, typically come out at the same time when they launch on the platform.

So if you’re an avid social media user and you don’t want to risk seeing spoilers, we’d recommend trying to watch the show first thing in the morning if you can!

How many episodes are there?

There are going to be six episodes in total in the series.

We can all hear the Darth Vader theme tune in our heads, right? (Picture: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

The first two episodes will be made available to watch on the premiere date, followed by episodes coming out on a weekly basis.

While the show is set to begin airing this Friday, after that, the subsequent instalments are set to be released on Wednesdays.

So, the season finale will air on Wednesday June 22.

Who’s in the cast?

Ewan returns as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in the series, a role he first played in the Star Wars prequel film trilogy from 1999 to 2005.

Uncle Owen faces off against Inquisitor Reva (Picture: Lucasfilm Ltd/Disney Plus)

He’s joined by his former co-star Hayden, who played Anakin Skywalker in the second and third films of the trilogy, following on from Jake Lloyd in the first.

Two more actors reprising their roles are Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse as Owen Lars and Beru Whitesun Lars respectively, the young Luke Skywalker’s uncle and aunt.

The Queen’s Gambit star Moses Ingram plays one of the most threatening adversaries in the film, taking on the role of Reva Sevander, a Force-sensitive Inquisitor working for Darth Vader.

The Grand Inquisitor makes his live-action debut (Picture: Matt Kennedy/Lucasfilm Ltd)

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Anatomy of a Scandal’s Rupert Friend portrays the Grand Inquisitor, a character who appeared in the Star Wars animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels, while Game of Thrones star Indira Varma joins the cast as an Imperial officer.

Eternals actor Kumail Nanjiani depicts a con man called Haja, while Fast and Furious actor Sung Kang will appear as an Inquisitor called the Fifth Brother.

Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Friday May 27 on Disney Plus.

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