Of the several Star Wars TV shows streaming on Disney+, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series did particularly well on the platform, smashing viewership records when it premiered. In the wake of the show’s success, the cast and fans are hoping that the series will return for a second season.
Ewan McGregor is one such cast member hoping to return for a second season. The actor recently reaffirmed his interest in returning as the Jedi Master during an interview at the Disney Studio Awards. The actor also shared his joy in working with Star Wars co-star Hayden Christensen.
"I was so happy to do it again, and so happy to work with Hayden again, and I hope we get the chance to do it again," McGregor said of the TV show. "In the old days, I would joke about, ‘There must be a good story to tell between 'Episode III' and 'VI'.’ But, it’s true. I always felt that there was. I feel like Deborah Chow found it and absolutely nailed it."
He adds, "Like just found the story that we wanted to see between the last one that we did and first that was done in … And I think it just adds to our knowledge of the characters, and it’s satisfying... for the fans."
Will Obi-Wan Kenobi have a second season?
McGregor has been vocal about his interest in continuing the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi since the first season ended. However, the actor did confirm that there are "no plans yet" for a second season. He does believe that Lucasfilm is "just biding their time" in announcing season 2 for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Series writer Stuart Beattie is also interested in continuing the adventures of the Jedi Master. Beattie said that there is still plenty of story to tell in Obi-Wan Kenobi’s journey from season 1 of the show up until his appearance in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Lucasfilm executive Kathleen Kennedy is also open to the prospect of the show returning for a second season. While the TV show was intended as a limited series, its success may compel the studio to discuss expanding the story to a second season.
We may not have a second season just yet, as Disney and Lucasfilm are still occupied with The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Feet, and Andor. The Batch Batch and Visions are also currently running on the streaming platform.
Hopefully, McGregor also becomes a part of the upcoming Ahsoka TV series. Ahsoka was trained by Anakin Skywalker before he turned to the dark side, but she clearly received further tutelage. The young Ahsoka and Obi-Wan were together on several adventures during the events of the Clone Wars.
Season 1 of Obi-Wan Kenobi is available for streaming on Disney+.