Ahead of its finale this week, those involved in the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series have expressed a desire to return for a second season should the opportunity arise.
The prequel miniseries, which sees Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprise their roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, follows the Jedi Master on his rescue mission to save Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair).
With events set ten years after “Revenge of the Sith” and nine years before those of ‘A New Hope’, there’s room for further adventures and McGregor has said he’d be happy to return to the role again in interviews over the past few weeks.
Now, his co-star Christensen has also indicated he’s happy to come back, telling Radio Times this week he would happily continue with his character:
“Well, it was definitely conceived as a standalone story. But I would love to continue with this character. You know, I think there’s certainly more there to explore and I would be so excited to get to do so.”
He then added if there were to be a second season, he “would certainly be open” to appear in it. The show’s director Deborah Chow also sees room for more, even though it wasn’t designed that way:
“You know, we always did conceive of this as a limited series. So it’s not an adventure-of-the-week sort of story. It’s one big story with a beginning, middle and end. So I think this story was very much conceived to be its own standalone.
I mean, there are of course more stories that you could tell. There’s obviously another 10 years before we get to A New Hope and with a character like Obi-Wan Kenobi, I think even just watching him ride across the sand sometimes is interesting. So, who knows? It’s hard to say right now, but it was not the intention.”
A recent rumor suggesting that the show’s finale episode would clock in at a feature-length 93-minute runtime has been debunked, with the episode expected to actually clock in around or under the one-hour mark.
That finale will premiere on Disney+ on June 22nd, the same day the entire series will get a very limited theatrical release in Canada.