Kathleen Kennedy Says Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 Is Still A Possibility
Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, has stated that a second season of the Disney+ smash mini-series Obi-Wan Kenobi is not out of the question
Kathleen Kennedy, CEO of Lucasfilm, has stated that the second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi is a distinct possibility. The six-episode Disney+ miniseries began on May 27, 2022. Ewan McGregor plays the eponymous figure, who seeks to rescue Princess Leia from the clutches of the Galactic Empire. Obi-Wan finally encounters his former padawan, Anakin Skywalker, who has gone to the dark side of the Force and become the Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Obi-Wan Kenobi was initially intended to be a spin-off picture but was eventually converted into a limited-run miniseries when Solo: A Star Wars Story did poorly at the box office. Deborah Chow, the show's director, noted that the show was intended to be "one large tale with a beginning, middle, and finish," and that "the attitude has always been that it is one entire story." On June 22, 2022, the sixth and final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi debuted on Disney+.
Kennedy told ET that Lucasfilm is open to the concept of expanding Obi-Wan Kenobi beyond a single season. Although the project was originally intended to be a limited series, Kennedy adds that if there is significant fan participation and enthusiasm for a second season, Lucasfilm will explore it. Kennedy and Chow have both declared that they would only undertake another season of Obi-Wan Kenobi if there was a "genuine purpose for another one" and enough narrative to warrant it. Read the whole of Kennedy's reply below:
“Well, frankly, we did set out to do that as a limited series. 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.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi isn't the first Disney+ limited series to have the potential to become a multi-season series. The Marvel series Moon Knight, like Kenobi, was commissioned as a limited series. However, due to the programs' tremendous popularity and success, there have been whispers of second seasons being awarded to both — and there are surely passionate fans who would want to see both Disney+ series carry on.
While there is only so much time between the conclusion of Kenobi and the start of A New Hope, there is eagerness among fans and the cast to discover more about Obi-Wan's journey. Ewan McGregor has stated that he hopes for another season and is excited to reprise his part as Obi-Wan Kenobi whenever the opportunity arises. The Star Wars fandom has already asked McGregor to return for the second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and while no definite plans have been announced, Kennedy and Chow's words are very promising.