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How to Get Ready for the New Obi Wan Series

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Obi Wan Series

The Star Wars universe is expansive, so simply saying you need to watch everything to catch up isn’t feasible. While the series appears to have ties to a Star Wars video game, you definitely don’t need to play the entire backlog to be prepared, so don’t worry!

Keep reading to find out exactly what you need to do to prepare for the new Obi-Wan series! To help keep a timeline when discussing the films, we’ll be using the chronological order and not the release date of the films.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars Movies to Watch Before Obi-Wan Kenobi

Since Obi-Wan Kenobi is a titular character in the prequel trilogy, you will definitely need to revisit the movies even if you are a prequel hater. Ewan McGregor first appears as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episode I as a young Jedi, and we see him become a Jedi Master by Episode III.

The prequel trilogy spans from 32 BBY to 19 BBY, and the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series will take place after Episode III. While the show will re-establish the character, it is highly likely that there will be references to the movies that came before, like the iconic Obi-Wan lightsaber being lost.

Obi-Wan’s character progression in the prequels is important to note, but the downfall of Anakin Skywalker will also play an important role in this Star Wars TV series.

Then there is Episode IV and the following movies to consider. We saw Luke in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series trailer, so it might be worthwhile to consider adding the sequel trilogy to your watch list.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars Series to Watch Before Obi-Wan Kenobi

The different Star Wars TV series will be beneficial when it comes to meeting the Inquisitors. Inquisitors were first introduced in the Star Wars: Rebels. While this series won’t tie into the Obi-Wan series, it might be useful to find out more about this class of Jedi hunters.

The other series that might be useful in shedding some light before watching Obi-Wan is Star Wars: Clone Wars. There are 133 episodes over seven seasons of this animated series. The series follows Obi-Wan and Anakin during the Clone Wars between the Republic’s clone army and the Confederacy’s droid forces.

This series takes place between Episodes II and III and will give you more insight into Anakin before his turn to the dark side.

Be Prepared for the Obi-Wan Series

While it helps to be prepared, you probably won’t need to watch all the material listed above. The Obi-Wan series will most likely be able to stand on its own, with references to the other media being easy enough to understand. But if you believe that context is king, it might be best to refresh your knowledge before the series drops end of May 2022.

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