Obi-Wan Kenobi director Deborah Chow and LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy have opened up about the possibility of a second season for the Star Wars series.
The road to the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been a long and complicated one. As the story goes, the series was originally conceived as a film when Disney and LucasFilm were determined to put out one new Star Wars film a year. Those plans crashed and burned when Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed at the box office. As a result, many of the ideas and concepts that would have made their way into theaters instead found their way into the various Disney Plus series. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series was supposedly one such project.
The transition from a film to a miniseries was apparently not an easy one. The series was put on hold by LucasFilm at least once and a new writer was brought on board to help even the scripts out. Earlier this week, the first trailer for the series made its debut, teasing Inquisitors and a version of Obi-Wan Kenobi who is still dealing with the fact they lost. The question on some people’s minds, however, is whether or not the series will have a second season.
Kathleen Kennedy has said in the past that the project was going to be a limited series. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Deborah Chow confirmed that it was conceived as a self-contained story
“It was definitely conceived as a limited series, and it is one big story with a beginning, middle, and end. The approach has always been that it is one full story.”
Kathleen Kennedy echoed these sentiments but didn’t rule out the prospect entirely:
“It’s certainly something we talk about mainly because everybody came together and had such an incredible time. Ewan [McGregor] had an incredible time. Hayden [Christensen] 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?”
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 hit Disney Plus on May 25, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Entertainment Weekly