Obi Wan Kenobi Producer Confirms Ewan McGregor-Led Show Is Intended for Only 1 Season

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The still untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series is set to premiere in 2022, and principal photography on the Disney+ exclusive series is expected to kick off soon.

The series will feature the return of fan-favorite actor Ewan McGregor to the role of famed Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which he last played in 2005's Revenge of the Sith. Story-wise, it's safe to assume that the show will be at least partially set on the desert planet of Tattooine, as Kenobi keeps watch over a young Luke Skywalker. Although rumors have spread of appearances by other well known Star Wars characters.


Today, speaking with The Wrap , Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy stated that the show will in fact be a limited series and as such, is only designed to last one season.


"It’s been very exciting to see the talent that’s come in. And we’re now developing the limited Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Deborah Chow, and she’s just been doing a phenomenal job,"


Fans are feverishly anticipating this show, especially given McGregor's very well received performance as Obi-Wan in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. One may wonder though, why a limited series?

Perhaps it was a stipulation of McGregor's return to the role that the series only go on for one season. Or maybe, whatever story they have in mind for the Disney+ series can simply be told in a set amount of episodes.

Whatever the case may be, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will hopefully be premiering on Disney+ sometime in 2022.

- About The Author: Jennifer McDonough
Jennifer McDonough has been a writer at The Direct since its 2020 launch. She is responsible for the creation of news articles and features. She also has a particular affinity for action figures and merchandise, which she revels in discussing in the articles she writes, when the situation calls for it.