Kathleen Kennedy says Season 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi is a no-go

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) in Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) in Lucasfilm's OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

With a shaky first season, the future of the Disney+ mini-series Obi-wan Kenobi looked quite uncertain. Almost a year removed from the show’s premiere, President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy spoke on the May 11th installment of Entertainment Weekly’s Dagobah Dispatch podcast. Among numerous topics, Kennedy briefly mentioned the future of the Disney+ mini-series after being asked if there was any hope for a season two.

The Star Wars fandom has had mixed opinions of the Kenobi series. Not too long after the show’s release, the lead actor of the series, Ewan McGregor publicly displayed interest in shooting a second season. Fans questioned whether it was possible and whether they even wanted to see it.

However,  After what Kennedy had to say on the matter, it appears it’s not likely that Obi-Wan Kenobi will be renewed for a second season as the show continues to be looked at as a stand-alone series.

“It’s still our standalone limited series. We have no plans for expansion right now” said President Kennedy on the Dagobah Dispatch podcast.

Kennedy did talk about the potential possibility of the character crossing into other Star Wars projects. Kennedy also mentioned what is to come, including her new movie set to be centered around Jedi Rey Skywalker. Rey was crafted to be the main protagonist in the sequel trilogy and from what Kennedy said, will be attempting to rebuild the Jedi order.

The internet hype for this creative route by Kennedy was not too high, as a significant portion of modern fans fancy other eras in Star Wars, such as the prequel trilogy, and would rather watch content more related to the earlier days in the star wars timeline. While Kenobi took place after the prequel trilogy, the series contained a lot of prequel characters with their returning actors, and a lot of callbacks to the earlier trilogy as well. However, with a halt put on Kenobi, fans wonder if Kennedy will further greenlight any more prequel-related projects or stick to expanding new characters and new stories.

Ahsoka, premiering this summer on Disney+ is rumored to have flashback sequences that date back to the clone wars. We also know that Hayden Christensen is set to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker. With that being confirmed, it seems that’s the next possible show we will see Kenobi in. A clone wars flashback wouldn’t feel the same without him as fans already know the importance of said era. Lucasfilm also most likely realizes the popularity and appreciation for Mcgregor as well.  After that, it will be up to Kennedy whether she green lights projects including Obi-Wan, or not.