Will there be 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Season 2? Lucasfilm President and Deborah Chow share thoughts

‘If people want more Obi-Wan, we’ll certainly give that consideration’, says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy about a second season


                            Will there be 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Season 2? Lucasfilm President and Deborah Chow share thoughts
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Deborah Chow spill beans on if there could be ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ season 2 (Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images for Disney and by Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/Contour RA)
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The action-drama series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ which got applauds and rave reviews by avid ‘Star Wars’ lovers, has finally closed its curtains for fans with an epic and satisfying finale on Disney+. The ending of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ gave every fan what they asked for. After a successful first season of the show, fans have already started talking about the possibility of there being a second season in the offing.

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The coming of second seasons is currently one of the most discussed and talked about topics among viewers and fans. Will ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ be returning back to the screens with more seasons as well, especially after the actor Ewan McGregor who reprised his character of the titular Jedi master opposite Hayden Christensen as his former student turned Sith Lord Darth Vader, has openly confessed his thoughts and ideas of telling more of Kenobi’s story if there is another season in the pipeline for the same.

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According to ET Online, director Deborah Chow that helmed all six episodes of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, opened up on how this series was only a ‘one-off’ event and said, “For this one, we really did conceive it to be a limited series. It really is one big story with a beginning, middle, and end. So, we weren’t thinking past that”.

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In the apt ending of the first season of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ on Disney Plus, we all saw how Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) still wants to kill Kenobi. Whereas Reva (Moses Ingram) has left to find a new path. Similarly, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is seen holed up on Tatooine as he protects Luke from afar. There’s still plenty of time between the events of Obi-Wan Kenobi and A New Hope which could mean that there’s always a potential for more stories to tell if at all a second season ever is in the works.

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Speaking more on the same, director Deborah Chow added, “I think, you know, if it was to go forward, it would only be if there was a real reason for another one”.

The director’s comments were largely agreed upon by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. Opening up a bit more about the idea of expanding the series beyond one season Kathleen Kennedy said, “Well, frankly, we did set out to do that as a limited series.” She added, “But I think if there's huge engagement and people really want more Obi-Wan, we’ll certainly give that consideration because the fans, they speak to us. And if we feel like, ‘OK, there’s a real reason to do this; it's answering the why then,’ then we’ll do it. But we’ll see.”

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In the meantime, both Ewan and Hayden opened up on how much they have enjoyed making comeback to Star Wars Universe 20 years later and what this experience was for them in an earlier interview with ET. Ewan said, “Over the years it just became more and more of a good idea in my mind. Over the years, I’d gotten asked if I’d ever do a series dedicated to my character Obi-Wan Kenobi and this time I just did that. We started talking about where that story of Obi might start off from so it’s been a long process.”

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Ewan Mcgregor in a still from 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (Disney +)

Hayden Christensen stated, “Getting to play these characters again and work with Ewan has been just the coolest thing. Ewan is someone that I have a lot of love for and a great amount of respect and admiration for. So, getting to do this with him, it has been huge.”

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Hayden Christensen in a still from 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (Disney +)