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Star Wars Boss Says Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 Is Possible, but Not Planned

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says Obi-Wan Kenobi was always planned as a limited series, though isn’t ruling out future seasons.

The following article contains minor spoilers for the season finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi, streaming now on Disney+.

With the release of its sixth episode, Disney+’s latest live-action Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, has officially reached its end. However, while the show was always envisioned as a limited event series, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy isn’t entirely ruling out the possibility of a second season.

“For this one, we really did conceive it to be a limited series,” director Deborah Chow, who helmed all six episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi after previously working on Disney+’s The Mandalorian, said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “It really is one big story with a beginning, middle, and end. So, we weren’t thinking past that.” Chow added, “I think, you know, if it was to go forward, it would only be if there was a real reason for another one.”

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On that note, Kennedy herself certainly seems open to the idea of renewing Obi-Wan Kenobi, provided there is enough fan demand for a continuation. “Well, frankly, we did set out to do that as a limited series,” the Lucasfilm president 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.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered on Disney+ on May 27. The series stars Star Wars Prequel Trilogy alum Ewan McGregor, who reprises his fan-favorite role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, also known as Ben Kenobi (a role originated by Alec Guinness in the Original Trilogy). McGregor is joined by fellow Prequel Trilogy alum Hayden Christensen, who reprises his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

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Set 10 years after the events of the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi opens during Obi-Wan’s time watching over the young Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely) on Tatooine. However, Obi-Wan is called away on a rescue mission when Luke’s twin sister, Leia Organa (Vivien Lyra Blair), is abducted from Alderaan. Leia’s kidnapping was orchestrated by the Jedi-hunting Inquisitor Reva (Moses Ingram), aka the Third Sister, who is obsessed with finding Obi-Wan. This series of events puts the former Jedi Master on a collision course with his former apprentice, Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones).

As far as a potential second season goes, there is certainly room for more story. Timeline-wise, there are still nine years before the events of the original Star Wars film from 1977, with Vader implicitly searching for Obi-Wan that entire time. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan himself is still keeping an eye on Luke. There’s also the matter of Reva, who is left to carve a new path for herself by the time all is said and done, and could certainly show up again in the future.

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All six episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are currently streaming on Disney+.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

Noah E. Dominguez is a news editor at Comic Book Resources who joined the site as a news writer in the summer of 2018. He even writes features on occasion. He has also written for sites like WhatCulture and Gaming Access Weekly (formerly Gamer Assault Weekly), and holds a degree in mass communication. What will he do next? Stay tuned. You can follow him on Twitter at @NoahDominguez_

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