Star Wars Director Addresses Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 Possibility
Deborah Chow, the director of Obi-Wan Kenobi, discusses the idea of a second season, suggesting that there are more stories to be told
During the build-up to the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi, it was stressed that the program would be billed as a limited series, meaning that it would only endure one season. However, because the plot takes place nine years before the events of the first Star Wars film, there may be a lot more ground to cover in terms of Obi-Wan's exile on Tatooine. Ewan McGregor recently voiced optimism for a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and now his director discusses the prospects. Chow explored the possibility of a second season with Radio Times. While she stated that Obi-Wan Kenobi was a limited series, she also stated that there are still more stories to be told. Take a look at her remarks in the box below:
"You know, we always did conceive of this as a limited series. So it's not an adventure-of-the-week sort of story. It's one big story with a beginning, middle and end. So I think this story was very much conceived to be its own standalone... I mean, there are of course more stories that you could tell. There's obviously another 10 years before we get to A New Hope and with a character like Obi-Wan Kenobi, I think even just watching him ride across the sand sometimes is interesting. So, who knows? It's hard to say right now, but it was not the intention."
The issue would be to come up with a compelling story that would justify a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Having Obi-Wan depart Tatooine once more might result in a rerun of Season 1. Obi-Wan would only abandon Luke for her protection, hence Leia plays an important part. As entertaining as it is to see the young princess embark on an adventure with the Jedi, it would be depressing if an Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2 followed in the same footsteps. Perhaps a second season could be centered exclusively on Tatooine, expanding on Obi-Wan's troubled relationship with Uncle Owen as he attempts to keep an eye on Luke. Obi-Wan's character would also need to have a fascinating trajectory. Kenobi is already coming to grips with his previous failings and finding his confidence in the program. Depending on how the finale plays out, those threads may be satisfactorily resolved. With many new Star Wars series and films in the works, one could argue that it's past time for the brand to move away from the heritage characters who have defined it since its inception. One of the most common complaints of the Disney period of the franchise is that it relies too much on nostalgia at times. While Obi-Wan Kenobi did an excellent job of bridging the gap between the prequel and original trilogies, any sequel would undoubtedly be capitalizing on the fandom for those films. Lucasfilm could be better off telling fresh stories onscreen and relying on other canon sources like novels and comics to fill in any gaps in Obi-Wan's existence.
Source: Radio Times