Ewan McGregor is so eager to reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi again that he was already coming up with ideas for Season 2 just after wrapping up Season 1.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, director Deborah Chow recalled how the Star Wars veteran was already looking to the future even though there was still plenty of work left to do on Obi-Wan Kenobi's first installment. "It’s always so anticlimactic, but as Ewan and I finished our very last shot on second unit and I was literally taking off my headphones, he was already pitching me ideas for Season 2," the filmmaker said. "There’s another 10 years with plenty of stories, and I don’t think it’s off the board. It is a 'never say never' situation, but we really did conceive this to be a limited series."
Ever since Obi-Wan Kenobi came to an end, fans have been eagerly speculating whether a second season could eventually transpire. Rumors have swirled that Lucasfilm has a follow-up in development but these claims have never been verified. McGregor hasn't shied away from the fact that he wants to don the robes of the Jedi Master again, as his co-star Vivien Lyra Blair, who played the young Princess Leia, revealed that he's actively pushing to return. "Well, I think a lot of people are asking me, 'Will we get a second season of 'Obi-Wan'?' And I honestly, I think it’s very much a possibility because Ewan [McGregor] is just begging to do another one. He’s really excited," she said.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy previously responded to reports that a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi was imminent by insisting that the studio has no plans for a follow-up. "I always hesitate to say no to more Obi-Wan Kenobi," Kennedy said. "Maybe we end up doing something that gets incorporated into some of the other stories that we're doing, or eventually into a movie, but who knows? But right now, it's still our standard standalone limited series."
Obi-Wan Kenobi continues the story of the iconic character, taking place between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. The story follows the titular hero as he's forced to confront his past when Princess Leia is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. Beyond featuring McGregor back in his fan-favorite role, the series also included Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker and also served as the live-action debut of the Inquisitors, a faction of Jedi-hunting Imperials introduced in Star Wars Rebels.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is available to stream on Disney+.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter