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Kathleen Kennedy Addresses Possibility of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Season 2

This week, Disney released the teaser trailer and new stills for the highly anticipated “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series which will debut exclusively on Disney+ on May 25.

The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master. 

The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

The series marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold.

The show was originally conceived as a 6 episode limited series for Disney+ however a second season might not be ruled out entirely.  In a recent article in Entertainment Weekly,  director Deborah Chow stood by the limited series approach, saying,

It was definitely conceived as a limited series, and it is one big story with a beginning, middle, and end. The approach has always been that it is one full story.”

However, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy conveyed that there had been talks about a second season saying,

“It’s certainly something we talk about, mainly because everybody came together and had such an incredible time. 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?”

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” premieres exclusively on Disney+ on May 25, 2022.

You can watch the newly released teaser trailer below:

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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