Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Show Boss Says They'll Do A Second Season If The Fans Want It
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The final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi only dropped yesterday (June 22), but already there are hints that we could have a second season.
The six-episode season one came to a fantastic and satisfying close, with fan-service and momentous Star Wars moments aplenty.
Despite season one wrapping up nicely, the question still remains: Will there be a season two?
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has hinted that perhaps there will be, as long as fans really want it.
Kennedy told Entertainment Tonight: “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.”
I mean, there’s so much space in the timeline between the ending of the first season and A New Hope, and so many opportunities for more Kenobi and Vader encounters.
Yes, the season had its flaws, but it offered up some memorable moments and scenes that at one stage Star Wars fans probably thought they would never get to see.
So, surely fans will be clamouring for more.
Both Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen have expressed how much they enjoyed reprising their iconic roles and working together again.
Speaking with British GQ, McGregor reflected on the role and indicated he wanted to wield his blue lightsaber again down the line.
"I really hope we do another," he said. "If I could do one of these every now and again — I'd just be happy about it."
Meanwhile, Christensen spoke to Radio Times about doing more with the Darth Vader character, whether that be in a second season or another project.
"Well, it was definitely conceived as a standalone story. But I would love to continue with this character," he said.
"You know, I think there's certainly more there to explore and I would be so excited to get to do so.”
The final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi produced one of the most iconic scenes in Star Wars history and pitted Darth Vader in a vulnerable light that we’ve rarely seen before - so as Christensen says there’s certainly room for more of that.
Director Deborah Chow was a little less optimistic about there being a second season.
She told Entertainment Tonight: “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.”
The question of whether there will be a second season or not still remains, however, for now I’ll be settling in for a binge re-watch of season one.