Lucasfilm Leaves Door Open for Another Season of Obi-Wan If There's Demand
“It would only be if there was a real reason for another one.”
Warning: This article contains spoilers for the season finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi!
Obi-Wan could be back for Season 2… if there’s enough demand.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy revealed that the door has been left firmly open for a second season of the hit Star Wars spin-off show.
“Well, frankly, we did set out to do that as a limited series,” she said. “But I think if there’s huge engagement and people really want more Obi-Wan, we’ll certainly give that consideration because the fans, they speak to us. And if we feel like, ‘OK, there’s a real reason to do this; it’s answering the why then,’ then we’ll do it. But we’ll see.”
Additionally, series director Deborah Chow was reluctant to say whether Obi-Wan will be back.
“I think, you know, if it was to go forward, it would only be if there was a real reason for another one,” she said.
And you have to admit, the first season ends in just about the perfect spot.
After rescuing Princess Leia and returning her home, Obi-Wan heads back to the desert planet of Tatooine and continues his hermitting ways as he secretly watches over Luke Skywalker. It brings the show full circle, returning all the key players to exactly where they should be before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.
Any story coming after this would need a really good reason to exist.
However, stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen are keen to suit up as Obi-Wan and Darth Vader once again.
“I really hope we do another,” said McGregor. “If I could do one of these every now and again — I'd just be happy about it.”
Of course, the return of an iconic Star Wars character in the show’s final moments raises some unanswered questions… and it could be a good jumping-off point to continue Obi-Wan’s story in a second season.
Whether or not Disney and Lucasfilm agree remains to be seen.
Obi-Wan Kenobi stars Ewan McGregor as the titular Jedi alongside Benny Safdie, Joel Edgerton, Rupert Friend, Moses Ingram, Sung Kang, and Hayden Christensen.
Deborah Chow directed the series based on scripts by Joby Harold, Andrew Stanton, Hannah Friedman, Hossein Amini, and Stuart Beattie.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.