Ewan McGregor & Kathleen Kennedy Tease Plans For ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Season 2

Are there more Obi-Wan stories to tell?

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The first season of Obi-Wan Kenobi may not have even started yet, but Ewan McGregor and Kathleen Kennedy have already revealed they would be interested in making a Season 2.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will see Ewan McGregor reprise the role of the legendary Jedi Master for the first time since 2005’s Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. He is accompanied by his co-star from that film, Hayden Christensen, who returns to once again portray the iconic Sith Lord, Darth Vader. The show has been billed as a limited series, bridging the gap between Episode III and Episode IV for Obi-Wan as a character.

The series appears to be a self-contained story and, given what is revealed about Obi-Wan’s and Vader’s history in A New Hope, there doesn’t seem to be huge scope for telling further stories of the two characters in this time period. However, fans’ excitement to see Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen return has been so great that there is certainly a desire for more than one season of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Obi-Wan’s Story Continues?

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ewan McGregor and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy were asked about the possibility of a second season for Obi-Wan Kenobi. Surprisingly, they both revealed they would be eager to continue the series, should the right story present itself.

When asked whether Lucasfilm might give Obi-Wan a second season, Kathleen Kennedy said:

“It’s certainly something we talk about. Mainly because everybody came together and had such an incredible time. Ewan had an incredible time. Hayden had an incredible time. So certainly from that point of view, everybody involved would love to see this not end. But we have to really spend our time asking the question: Why would we do it? If we were to decide to do anything more with the Obi-Wan character, we’d have to really answer the question why?”

Ewan McGregor shared a similar sentiment, explaining he believes Obi-Wan Kenobi holds up as a limited series, but confirming he would want to do more:

“It was made as a one-off limited series. And in a way, it does do what I wanted it to do in terms of bridging a story between III and IV and bringing me closer to Alec Guinness’ Obi-Wan in A New Hope. And so, for sure, that’s true.

“Would I like to make another one? Yeah, I would like to make another one.”

It’s hard to judge whether a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi would be justified from a story point of view – the period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope is one that Obi-Wan supposedly spent in solitude, simply keeping watch over Luke Skywalker from afar. One season of adventures may not shatter that narrative, but give Obi-Wan too much to do during this time period and it feels like he never really went into hiding at all. Despite that though, one thing is certain – fans will never be disappointed to see more of Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi or Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader.

Here is the synopsis for Obi-Wan Kenobi:

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi embarks on a crucial mission. Kenobi must confront allies turned enemies and face the wrath of the Empire.

Directed by Deborah Chow from Joby Harold’s scripts, the series stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. The series will also see the return of legendary Star Wars composer John Williams, who scored a theme.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere May 27, 2022 on Disney Plus with two episodes. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series as well as the future of the Star Wars franchise, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Entertainment Weekly