Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Reportedly Gets Warning Card Following Texas School Shooting

The notification reportedly does not appear in the "details" section of all Disney+ accounts for the show.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Reportedly Gets Warning Card Following Texas School Shooting

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Ewan McGregor returns as Obi-Wan Kenobi after three Star Wars movies in Obi-Wan Kenobi

Highlights
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi is set ten years after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Two episdes of Obi-Wan Kenobi were released on May 27
  • A new Obi-Wan Kenobi episode will drop every Wednesday

Following the recent Texas school tragedy, Disney+ has included a warning to the first episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi about an opening scene in the Star Wars series that may be disturbing some viewers. "Although this fictional series is a continuation of the plot from Star Wars movies recorded many years ago," a note in the show's "details" section warns, "certain scenes may be upsetting to viewers in light of the recent tragic events," as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

However, the notification does not appear in the "details" section of all Disney+ accounts for the show. It also does not appear onscreen prior to the start of the episode.

Following the premiere of the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Thursday night on the West Coast and Friday at midnight on the East Coast, the message was added at some point on Friday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, viewers are transported to the present day in the Ewan McGregor-led show, there is a scene from ten years ago in which Order 66, aka the almost abolition of the Jedi, is carried out. The scene begins with a group of Force-sensitive younglings being instructed in the Jedi Temple right before Clone Troopers storm the temple and fire on the Jedi and children.

The blaster fire does not reach any children, but the scene is dramatic, and for some viewers, too much, given the nation's raw emotions from the unfathomable Texas tragedy.

Prior to the message appearing on Obi-Wan Kenobi, Netflix issued a warning in the latest season of Stranger Things, which premiered on Friday as well.

The disclaimer that goes before the previous season recap reads, "We filmed this season of Stranger Things a year ago." "But given the recent tragic shooting at a school in Texas, viewers may find the opening scene of episode 1 distressing. We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family mourning a loved one."

"Warning: Contains violent violence involving children," Netflix added to the description for the premiere.


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Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Release Date 27 May 2022
  • Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Duration 4h 20min
  • Cast
    Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie
  • Director
    Deborah Chow
  • Music Natalie Holt
  • Producer
    Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, Joby Harold
  • Production
    Lucasfilm
  • Certificate 13+
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