With three episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi already gone, fans will soon be clamoring for more. The latest Star Wars show has gained a hugely positive response, shattering viewership records on Disney+. It all seems like a recipe for a second season, and the latest reports suggest that plans are already underway!
Obi-Wan Kenobi sees Ewan McGregor return to the role of the titular Jedi Master alongside Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. Living in self-exile on Tatooine, Kenobi watches over the young Luke Skywalker and is forced back into action to rescue Princess Leia from the Empire.
The show, which serves as a bridge between the prequel trilogy and original trilogy, has been marketed as a limited-run series. However, MakingStarWars.com has suggested that conversations involving Lucasfilm and Disney are underway to develop a second season.
Where does Obi-Wan Kenobi go next?
While we know that Kenobi, Luke, Leia, and Vader all survive into A New Hope, we don’t know all the details. Should Kenobi and Vader’s story be concluded before their final meeting in A New Hope, rather than being left open, the show risks muddling the timeline.
Despite this, Disney is confident that more stories of Obi-Wan’s time on Tatooine will happen, with the cast and crew having been hugely positive about the show in the press. However, another season might not be called “Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2.” Another installment could be given a different title and another limited run. For instance, the show could move its focus to a young Luke Skywalker as he prepares for A New Hope, with Kenobi as a supporting character.
While there’s no word on whether cast members will be willing to return, particularly if they only signed for a limited run, Ewan McGregor has said he’s open to playing Kenobi in the future. “I hope it’s not the last time I play him,” he told the Radio Times in the UK. “I hope I do it again. I’d like to do it again. I mean, I had such a great time doing this; I’m sure we can think of a few more stories before I turn into Alec Guinness. Don’t you think?”
New episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi stream Wednesdays on Disney+.