For years, Star Wars fans have been asking for a series centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Although Sir Alec Guinness originated the role of the iconic Jedi Master in George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (1977), Ewan McGregor solidified the character’s reputation for a new generation in the prequel trilogy, which was released in theaters between 1999 and 2005.
However, nostalgia has ruled supreme in the intervening years, and fans are now excited to see McGregor rejoin with Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader) in the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series directed by Deborah Chow.
However, It has now been announced that the show, which will premiere its first two episodes on Disney+ on May 27, 2022, will have the lowest family-friendly rating of any live-action Star Wars series on the streaming service.
A recent report shared:
Disney+ U.K. has listed the Obi-Wan Kenobi series with a TV age rating of 9+, which is notably lower than the live-action Star Wars Disney+ series that have come before it.
For reference, The Mandalorian was rated 14+ while The Book of Boba Fett was rated 12+. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s rating is the same as Star Wars: Visions, although it’s higher than both animated series in The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch (6+).
Now, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be bad or too kiddy. But it does have me a bit nervous.
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