‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’: Kathleen Kennedy And Director Deborah Chow On Chances Of Season Two

Originally conceived as a movie, Obi-Wan Kenobi recently wrapped up a six-episode miniseries on Disney+. The show has been relatively well-received, with praise heaped on stars Ewan McGregor, Moses Ingram, and Vivien Lyra Blair. Fans are already beginning to cry out for a second season, but does Lucasfilm have that in the cards? Or was this a “one and done” story of the Jedi Master?

Both Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and director Deborah Chow seem to be on the same page regarding a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi. In short, if fans demand it and a there’s a worthy story idea, it may happen.

Kennedy told ET, “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.”

Chow was less committal, but essentially toes a similar line…

“For this one, we really did conceive it to be a limited series. It really is one big story with a beginning, middle, and end. So, we weren’t thinking past that. I think, you know, if it was to go forward, it would only be if there was a real reason for another one.”

There’s a ton of Star Wars content headed to streaming in the coming months, so Obi-Wan Kenobi might not be high on the priority list. But with D23 around the corner, it might be a good time to make some kind of announcement.

Travis Hopson
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