Obi-Wan Kenobi head writer Joby Harold responds to circulating rumors that the ongoing Star Wars Disney+ series will be receiving a season 2.
Head writer Joby Harold responds to ongoing rumors surrounding Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2. The ongoing Disney+ Star Wars series sees the return of Ewan McGregor as the fan-favorite Jedi. Obi-Wan Kenobi is now down to its final episode, which will be released this coming Wednesday, June 22.
It’s no secret that the Obi-Wan Kenobi project was long in limbo, as Lucasfilm struggled to decide on its story, not to mention its format. Before it was reworked to be a Disney+ series, it was originally going to be a film as part of the A Star Wars Story anthology banner. Once it was retooled to be a show, The Mandalorian storyline similarities caused a number of rewrites. Ultimately, director Deborah Chow cracked Obi-Wan’s arc with Harold as they decided it should be about his secret history rescuing a young Leia Organa.
With the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries now down to its final episode, rumors have spread that a season 2 could be in the cards. Harold addresses this in a new interview with Deadline Podcast, saying that while he can’t divulge any information about this, he is nothing but thrilled to be able to work on a Star Wars project. Read his full comment below:
I can’t speak to any of these questions (laughs). But I love Star Wars, and the experience of working on Star Wars hasn’t changed that in any way. It’s only made it a bigger part of my life, and I feel lucky to be a part of it.
Both Chow and McGregor have also been asked the same question. For context, even before it debuted, Obi-Wan Kenobi was already confirmed as a limited series, which means that it was developed with a definitive ending in mind. Despite this, Chow has expressed her interest in doing more of the show, and McGregor has also been enthusiastic about the idea of returning for Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2. In any case, there’s still a whole decade in between the events of the Disney+ series and the original Star Wars movie, in which Sir Alec Guinness’ iteration of the wise Jedi dies, so there’s definitely room for more stories.
Harold’s answer, while safe, is interesting; unlike Chow, he doesn’t emphasize that Obi-Wan Kenobi remains a limited series at this point. He simply deflects the question, passing it to the higher-ups in Lucasfilm. It’s still possible that after the success of the series, Disney is re-evaluating their decision to only greenlight season 1 of the project. With everyone involved vocal about how much they’ve enjoyed working on it, chances are that everyone, including McGregor and Darth Vader actor Hayden Christensen, would be willing to return for season 2. If this is the case, perhaps Lucasfilm is simply waiting for the right time to make the announcement.
Obi-Wan Kenobi airs Wednesdays on Disney+
Source: Deadline Podcast
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