In an interview with the American site EW.com, the screenwriter of “Obi-wan Kenobi”, Joby Harold, spoke about the plot of the series. And the circumstances in which viewers will find the Jedi Master.
The series will take place several years after Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-wan Kenobi watched his apprentice Anakin Skywalker join the dark side of the Force, before leaving him for dead after a lightsaber battle between the master and his master. pupil. At the same time, Order 66 ordered the death of all Jedi in the galaxy.
“The series begins 10 years after Episode III at a time of great darkness in the galaxy,” Joby Harold begins. “The Empire is in its expansion phase. And all the horrors that go with it are manifesting across the galaxy. The Jedi Order as we knew it was nearly wiped out. So everything that we could see in the prequels fell apart,” he continues.
The members of the Old Republic, forced into the Rebellion, watched the Empire destroy everything they had built. The remaining Jedi “are on the run and in hiding. Darth Vader and his Inquisitors pursue them to the ends of the Universe, ”specifies Joby Harold.
an uncertain future
It is in this particularly dark context that viewers will find Obi-wan Kenobi, whose faith in the future has been seriously undermined. “In this hopeless and fatalistic world lies the most famous Jedi of all, hidden away, struggling not to lose that unique Jedi faith, trying to hold on to it and hoping to grow back amidst the chaos,” explains Joby Harold.
Likewise, the Obi-wan Kenobi series will be the transition between that darkness imposed by the Empire at the end of Revenge of the Sith, to the brightness that it points to in A New Hope. Thus, he will see the Jedi Master doing his best to escape his pursuers, while he tries to come to terms with his past. “Obi-wan is more than ever the product of his past experiences. He and Anakin were so close that what they went through together and what happened to Anakin can only touch him to the core of his being. We are going to discover a man deeply marked by this story, whether he likes it or not,” says Joby Harold.
According to Joby Harold, the Obi-wan Kenobi series will primarily be the story of this Jedi master’s struggle to accept the past, understand it, and identify his exact role in it: “The journey and the places to take it, both physically and emotionally, the battles he will have to fight are tied to confronting this past and understanding who he was, what his role was in his own history and that of others.”