The Obi-Wan series could be a standalone, but anything’s possible.
Disney and Lucasfilm may have their hands full with the onslaught of incoming shows they’re trying to produce on Disney+, but it may not be as huge of a task as once thought. That is, it’s possible not every television show will be multiple seasons, and that’s including a certain one starring an old Jedi Master.
Actor Ewan McGregor spoke on this during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Speaking on the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, he revealed: “As I understand, it’s a standalone season… We’ll see. Who knows?”
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This of course, changes the game completely about what will happen in the Obi-Wan series. Lucasfilm, of course, has been tight-lipped about the series as a whole, and so there’s only been rumors about what’s in store for this series. (For example, the latest rumor puts it that the series will take place during two different time periods.)
But what this reveal does tell us that is the series will more than likely find a neat way to wrap up the story by the final episodes. That means there probably won’t be any cliffhangers like season 1 of The Mandalorian, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
For example, when it comes to Marvel’s live-action shows — which have not aired yet — some have guessed that shows like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision would essentially be one-off series. These, for sure, are meant to act as side-adventure stories that directly bridge past and future movies. But — aside from whatever Taika Waititi’s working on — Star Wars doesn’t really have any other movies planned anytime soon. Though, it does still have a wealth of 11 other movies of which the Obi-Wan series could bridge the gap between any of those.
Still, that’s all dependent on the audience’s and Lucasfilm’s reaction to the series as a whole. Given Ewan McGregor is a fan favorite, they may just ended up giving the series a second season anyway (because there’s honestly just that much to parse about the life of Obi-Wan Kenobi). But if not, a one-off series starring the actor is still a gift in and of itself.
McGregor also shared that he’s excited for the series to begin filming in the spring, so fingers crossed for some set photos to begin appearing next year.
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