Obi-Wan Kenobi: McGregor, Christensen & Chow See Season 2 Potential

As we loom closer to the season/series finale of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, there's "a new hope" that everyone will return for a second season among the show's principal players. Speaking with Radio Times, director Deborah Chow and stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen commented on that possibility.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) in Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

"You know, we always did conceive of this as a limited series," Chow said."So it's not an adventure-of-the-week sort of story. It's one big story with a beginning, middle, and end. So I think this story was very much conceived to be its own standalone. I mean, there are of course more stories that you could tell. There's obviously another 10 years before we get to 'A New Hope' and with a character like Obi-Wan Kenobi, I think even just watching him ride across the sand sometimes is interesting. So, who knows? It's hard to say right now, but it was not the intention."

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Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) in Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved

Star Wars Journey Coming Full Circle: As far as brass tacks goes for season two, "Honestly, at this point, the only thing I'm thinking about is taking vacation," Chow said. "I haven't gotten there. I can't even conceive of it yet. I just need to actually finish the show to get there first." Christensen, who last played the role of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the 2005 Star Wars prequel Revenge of the Sith, is ready to serve the franchise again if called. "Well, it was definitely conceived as a standalone story. But I would love to continue with this character. You know, I think there's certainly more there to explore and I would be so excited to get to do so," he said, adding that if there was a second season, he "would certainly be open to" appearing in it.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: McGregor, Christensen & Chow See Season 2 Potential
(L-R): Fourth Sister (Rya Kihlstedt) and Fifth Brother (Sung Kang) in Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

McGregor is also having a blast getting wielding that lightsaber again. "I hope it's not the last time I play him. I had such a great time doing this, I'm sure we can think of a few more stories before I turn into Alec Guinness, don't you think?" Obi-Wan Kenobi, which also stars Rupert Fiend, Sung Kang, Moses Ingram, Benny Safdie, Joel Edgerton, Indira Varma, and Bonnie Piesse, streams Wednesday on Disney+.

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About Tom Chang

I'm a follower of pop culture from gaming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and TV for over 30 years. I grew up reading magazines like Starlog, Mad, and Fangoria. As a writer for over 10 years, Star Wars was the first sci-fi franchise I fell in love with. I'm a nerd-of-all-trades.
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