Most Star Wars fans believe that Obi-Wan Kenobi was a massive disappointment and by far the franchise’s biggest Disney+ failure. Despite its saddening reputation, some fans are asking if a second season is possible for it to have a chance of redemption.
In this year’s Star Wars Celebration, the intergalactic franchise promised more content in the future, not just in the cinematic landscape but on television or streaming services as well. However, it seems like Obi-Wan Kenobi has an uncertain future.
In a new interview with Deadline, director Deborah Chow revealed that there is no current plan to develop more episodes of the series. However, given Obi-Wan Kenobi and the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, something could emerge for a possible story continuation.
“This was conceived as a limited series; it is closed. [But] There are 10 more years before New Hope, so never say never,” said Chow.
Kathleen Kennedy and Ewan McGregor’s comment on Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2
In April, Ewan McGregor teased his return as Obi-Wan. He noted that the audience holds his future as the legendary Jedi master. “The Star Wars part of my life is back, and it feels so good.” the actor said.
Meanwhile, addressing his future as Obi-Wan, McGregor gave a vague answer: “Maybe the audience will want more to come.” He also admitted that he cried the first time he watched the final episode when his character said goodbye to Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair).
On the other hand, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy shared the same sentiment as the show’s director when he said to Variety last month that even if it’s not a plan for now, there’s always a possibility for series renewal, especially since the crew also wishes to return.
“That is not an active development. But I never say never, because there’s always the possibility. That show was so well-received and 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. We’ll turn our attention to that again, maybe down the road.” explained Kennedy.
Where to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi?
Obi-Wan Kenobi began as a film, but after the financial failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm decided to focus on television shows. And instead of abandoning Obi-Wan Kenobi, the project was made into a limited series.
Season 1 of Obi-Wan Kenobi is available on Disney+.