Disney’s plans for both its Marvel and Star Wars shows have always seemed pretty weird. They are not traditional, as in you would assume any successful show is going to get a season 2, as it really depends on the overall direction of the universe at hand. This has been all over the place with Marvel, where some shows transition into movies (WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier), some get second seasons (Loki, What If…?) and some are left in limbo indefinitely (Hawkeye, Moon Knight).
The same may be true for the upcoming slate of Star Wars shows. While The Mandalorian seems like it will be on a while, The Book of Boba Fett seems unlikely to return. And now, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which debuts this Friday and was pitched as a one-off miniseries, may again grow beyond its initial scope.
One factor influencing that decision? The cast just…really enjoyed making it, and they may want to do more. Here’s Kathleen Kennedy speaking to EW:
“Mainly because everybody came together and had such an incredible time,” said Kennedy. “Ewan had an incredible time. Hayden had an incredible time. So certainly from that point of view, everybody involved would love to see this not end. But we have to really spend our time asking the question: Why would we do it? If we were to decide to do anything more with the Obi-Wan character, we’d have to really answer the question why?”
And that got Ewan McGregor admit he’d like to keep going:
“Would I like to make another one?” Yeah, I would like to make another one.”
It could be difficult to make this a reality from a story perspective, given that as they say, this was supposed to act as a bridge between McGregor’s Obi-Wan and A New Hope’s version. Additional complicating factors include Rebels asides, like Obi-Wan finally re-killing Darth Maul in a storyline that yes, should technically be canon. Obi-Wan has limits that a lot of the other upcoming Star Wars series do not, given the timelines (Ahsoka is taking place in a longer gap between episodes 6 and 7, for one).
We won’t really know whether or not this is a good idea until we see the entirety of the show for ourselves, and that will be six weeks from Friday, given the season length and its lack of bingeability, as is the Disney way. More to come this Friday when it all begins.
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