Lucasfilm set the record straight on where the production studio stands in terms of developing a Season 2 for the 2022 Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Ewan McGregor's return as former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was something of an instant sensation in May 2022, with the veteran star reprising his iconic role for the first time since 2005's Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Throughout its entire run on Disney+, Obi-Wan Kenobi was pushed to the public as a limited series, almost taking away the possibility of a second season before it even hit the drawing board.
Surprisingly, a rumor from June 2022 indicated that Disney and Lucasfilm were already in development on Season 2, teasing that fans could be in for more of the Jedi icon than initially expected.
Lucasfilm's Top Exec on Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy shared an update on Obi-Wan Kenobi's Season 2 chances with Variety.
Kennedy stated that while a second season is "not in active development," the studio may still want to produce another Kenobi comeback in the years ahead due to heavy interest from fans and even Ewan McGregor himself:
"That is not in active development. But I never say never, because there’s always the possibility. That show was so well-received and [director] Deborah Chow did such a spectacular job. Ewan McGregor really wants to do another."
The Lucasfilm boss affirmed that the studio and all its teams were focused on the many projects shown off and announced at Star Wars Celebration. However, she did not rule out looking at the potential for a second season "down the road:"
"Everybody’s all hands on deck with what we’re doing right now, as you can see by what we showed everybody [at the Celebration]. We’ll turn our attention to that again maybe down the road."
Will Obi-Wan Kenobi Get a Season 2?
Taking Kennedy's quotes at face value, it appears that Lucasfilm is sticking to its word in terms of Obi-Wan Kenobi being a limited series on Disney+.
Star Wars Celebration just confirmed plenty of new projects coming to both the small and big screen, in addition to bringing trailers for Ahsoka, Skeleton Crew, and Andor Season 2. Along with a new movie that will tackle the post-Skywalker Saga era from Star Wars, Lucasfilm is going to be quite busy with multiple new productions in the next few years.
Although there is certainly an opening to take for a Season 2 for Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kennedy and the team seem perfectly content to keep this adventure at only six episodes and not overdo this one too far.
But the chance is also there to revisit the idea in a couple of years once more of these new Disney+ shows and movies release, potentially allowing McGregor another round of glory as his iconic character.
Season 1 of Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney+.