One of the most popular Disney+ Originals of 2021 was “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi”, which begins ten years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master. The series also saw the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.  Also starring in the series is Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.

During a recent interview with THR, ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Director Deborah Chow was asked if she and Ewan McGregor have any ideas for a potential second season, to which she replied:

You always think you’re going to end a series like this in some magnificent way, but instead you end up in a parking lot with second unit and hardly anybody there. It’s always so anti­climactic, but as Ewan and I finished our very last shot on second unit and I was literally taking off my headphones, he was already pitching me ideas for season two. There’s another 10 years with plenty of stories, and I don’t think it’s off the board. It is a “never say never” situation, but we really did conceive this to be a limited series.

Originally, the plan for the project, was that it was going to be “A Star Wars Story” theatrical film, but following the box office failure of “Solo”, the project was adapted into a Disney+ series and was going to be a one-off, but the show did end with a potential opening for future adventures, while also allowing for Obi-Wan to be left in the desert of Tatooine until the events of “A New Hope”.


Earlier this year at the Star Wars Celebration event in London, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said that

“That is not an active development.  But I never say never, because there’s always the possibility. That show was so well-received and [director] Deborah Chow did such a spectacular job.  Ewan McGregor really wants to do another. Everybody’s all hands on deck with what we’re doing right now, as you can see by what we showed everybody [at Celebration]. We’ll turn our attention to that again maybe down the road.”

Disney plans to reduce the number of Star Wars Disney+ series it makes in the future, to save money and slow down franchise fatigue.  So a potential second season of “Kenobi”, even if it is going ahead, will likely be years away.

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Roger Palmer

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