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Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 Looks More Unlikely Than Ever — Here’s Why

The Force appears to be no longer with Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Though series lead Ewan McGregor has in interviews done his best to keep the Jedi master’s lightsaber a-glow, the fact that the upcoming 4K UHD and Blu-ray sets are labeled “Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Complete Series” appears to have struck down any hope for future adventures.

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“I would love to do the second season, but there’s no talk of it yet,” McGregor said as recently as late January, noting: “There is a lot going on at Disney.”

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy meanwhile has been decidedly bearish all along.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 “is not in active development,” Kennedy said last April at Star Wars Celebration, 10 months after Obi-Wan‘s finale dropped on Disney+. “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…. We’ll turn our attention to that again maybe down the road.”

Weeks later, in a May 2023 episode of EW’s Dagobah Dispatch podcast, Kennedy said, “I always hesitate to say no to more Obi-Wan Kenobi… But right now, it’s still our standard standalone limited series.”

In fact, Obi-Wan Kenobi competed at the 2023 Emmys (and other awards shows) as a Limited Series. Though it must be noted, HBO’s Big Little Lies did same, before being renewed for Season 2 at a later date.

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Set 10 years after the events of 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 1 found our titular hero hiding out from the force-sensitive agents, known as Inquisitors, who were tasked with dispatching all surviving Jedi.

Following young Princess Leia’s (Vivien Lyra Blair) kidnapping — a ploy by Inquisitor Reva (The Queen’s Gambit’s Moses Ingram) to draw him out — Obi-Wan left his hideout on Tatooine for a rescue mission that took him far across the galaxy. The series reunited McGregor with Hayden Christensen, who reprised his role as Vader.

The Season 1 cast also included Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) as Tala, an officer of the Empire and secret spy for Jedi rebels; Rupert Friend (Homeland) as the Grand Inquisitor; Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) as Haja Estree, a Daiyu con artist; Sung Kang (Power) as the Inquisitor Fifth Brother; Maya Erskine (PEN15) as a rebel pilot; O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Roken, Tala’s associate based on Jabiim; Simone Kessell (The Crossing) and Uncut Gems director Benny Safdie.

Additionally, Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse reprised their prequel trilogy roles as Luke Skywalker’s Uncle Owen Lars and Aunt Beru.

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