Deborah Chow, director of the Obi-Wan Kenobi show on Disney+, discusses her favorite part of the story, noting which moment was most “special” to her.
This article contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi, now streaming on Disney+.
Obi-Wan Kenobi director Deborah Chow talks about what she enjoyed the most in the new Disney+ Star Wars show.
Speaking to Collider, Chow shared her most difficult but also favorite moments of directing Ewan McGregor’s return as the Jedi Master. “That was by far the most challenging aspect of the series. You know, obviously we have these huge legacy characters that are between two trilogies,” Chow explained, referring to the titular character and Darth Vader. Despite these hurdles, the filmmaker revealed that she particularly enjoyed the season finale, “Part VI,” which featured a very special cameo. Discussing the return of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) as a Force Ghost in the final minutes of the finale, Chow described the moment as “very special.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ tracked the journey of the character between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The series deals with Kenobi’s guilt at failing his apprentice, Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), 10 years after the tragic fall of the Jedi Order. However, by the end of the series, realizing that Anakin can no longer be redeemed, Kenobi moves on and looks ahead to the future. The last scene of the series features an appearance by his old master Qui-Gon Jinn, appearing as a Force Ghost to guide him through the next steps of his journey.
Fans anticipated Neeson’s cameo after the actor expressed that he is open to returning to the franchise. Neeson played Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, serving as a mentor to a young Obi-Wan Kenobi. Jinn was responsible for discovering Anakin’s strong connection to the Force and insisted on his joining the Jedi Order, believing him to be a prophesized chosen one. After losing his life at the hands of Darth Maul (Ray Park), it was Jinn’s dying wish to Kenobi that resulted in the Jedi training of an emotionally compromised Anakin.
Since his appearance in The Phantom Menace, Neeson has only reprised the role twice: As a voice actor for the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and for a brief cameo in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Neither Disney nor LucasFilm has confirmed a Season 2 for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
All episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are now streaming on Disney+.