The finale of the “Star Wars” series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is over. A second season has not been confirmed but is possible.
“Hello there” – “How are you?”: This is one of the last sentences heard in the “Star Wars” series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”. The aged Jedi meets and greets little Luke Skywalker in the finale, before riding off through the Tatooine desert and meeting his master’s Force Spirit, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson). Can the fans and young Luke look forward to seeing Obi-Wan again soon?
That’s what the stars say
Although “Obi-Wan Kenobi” was always conceived as a miniseries, the stars of the TV show have confirmed that they would like to return for a second season. Above all, the main actor himself: “I really hope we do another one,” said Ewan McGregor (51) aka Obi-Wan in an interview with “GQ” before the finale aired last week.
Hayden Christensen (41), who reprized his role as Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader for the series, explained according to “Radio Times”: “Well, it was definitely designed as a stand-alone story. But I would like to continue with this character.” There’s certainly more to discover and he’s “definitely open to returning,” the actor said.
However, director Deborah Chow told “Entertainment Tonight” that “Obi-Wan Kenobi” was conceived with “a beginning, a middle and an end” and that there were no plans beyond that. “If it were going to continue, there would have to be a real reason.”
Kathleen Kennedy (69), President of Lucasfilm, sees it that way too. But she was open to the possibility of a sequel: “Well, honestly, we wanted to do this as a miniseries,” she said. “But I think if there’s a huge bond and people really want more Obi-Wan, we’ll certainly accommodate that because the fans are talking to us,” she added. “And if we feel like, ‘Okay, there’s a real reason for this; the why will then be answered,’ then we’ll do it. But we’ll see.”
The question of the content
But what could a possible second season be about? More duels between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan where fans know nothing worse can happen shouldn’t be an option. Also that Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) – who was the focus of the first season – and little Luke (Grant Feely) get off scot-free, viewers of the TV series know, which finally plays before “Episode IV – A New Hope”.
On the other hand, one of the previous supporting characters of the TV show, which can be seen on Disney, could take center stage – like the former inquisitor Reva, played by Moses Ingram (28). In which direction it turns in the end remains open. The first episodes already indicated that the character would be complex enough to tell more.
Or will the series continue with Obi-Wan riding his Eopie across the desert? Director Deborah Chow also explained in another conversation with “Radio Times” that while the miniseries “was conceived as a stand-alone story”, she added: “Of course there are more stories that could be told.” After all, the series takes place ten years before “Episode IV” and with a character like Obi-Wan Kenobi “I even find it interesting to watch him ride across the sand sometimes. So, who knows?”