Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi show will only last one season


Ewan McGregor is returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for a new Disney+ miniseries. Do Star Wars fans wish it were longer, or is one-and-done alright?

Disney is currently in the midst of making us a Imperial’s fleet’s worth of Star Wars shows. The Mandalorian already has one season under its belt. There’s the animated Bad Batch show, a series from Russian Doll showrunner Leslye Headland, a show about Cassian Andor, and possibly more in the pipeline, all of it coming to the Disney+ streaming service.

And then there’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, with Ewan McGregor returning to the role he played in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Obviously, the show will be set after Revenge of the Sith, when Obi-Wan went into hiding after the rise of the Empire, and before A New Hope, when he died fighting Darth Vader. But beyond that, we don’t know much about it.

We do know that it’s had some false starts and stops, apparently because of some creative shakeups behind the scenes, and the pandemic certainly didn’t help. But now, speaking to Entertainment Tonight, McGregor sounds hopeful that they’re nearing the starting line. “Spring next year we start,” he said. “I’m really excited about it. It’s gonna be great, I think.”

That’s good to know, but can he give any us info about what Obi-Wan will get up to on this show, or how long it’ll last? Apparently, this is going to be a one-and-done affair. “As I understand, it’s a standalone season,” he said. “We’ll see. Who knows?”

Personally, I’m all for a one-and-done miniseries about Obi-Wan. It sounds like there’ll be enough serialized storytelling in that galaxy far, far away to sate the hunger of even the most rabid fan. The Mandalorian will continue on for seasons to come, The Bad Batch will be ongoing, and I’m betting we’ll see a few more such shows before Disney is done.

In that context, it’ll be nice to have a few miniseries-type shows to tide us over between the longer-form stuff. I’m guessing the Cassian Andor show will be like that, too.

Or I’m wrong and Star Wars fans want every show to last for season after season. What do you think?

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