Ewan McGregor: There's no season 2 of Kenobi in the works... yet

The Obi-Wan Kenobi gave quite the open ended answer on whether or not a new season was coming
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While the series Obi-Wan Kenobi was marketed as a mini-series, that didn't stop fans from speculating and wanting to know if there would be another adventure from the Jedi Master. At Sweden’s Göteborg Film Festival, Ewan McGregor received their dragon award honoring his career as the festival ran from January 26 to February. Via Variety, the actor shared a bit of a non-answer about if there was a Season 2 for Obi-Wan Kenobi in the works.

Ewan McGregor stated plainly about the future of another season that while he enjoyed creating the show, "I would love to do the second season, but there’s no talk of it yet. There is a lot going on at Disney."

However, that's not a flat-out "No, there is no Season 2." And maybe that is the best answer we could have gotten from McGregor. Obi-Wan Kenobi was a beautiful character study about processing trauma and facing demons. Fans got the surprise of little Princess Leia, played wonderfully by Vivien Lyra Blair, teaming up with the Jedi to explore their bonds. Obi-Wan's story closed on that chapter after facing down Darth Vader. He found peace on Tatooine and reconnected with his old Master, Qui-Gon Jinn, as a Force ghost. What more is there to tell?

Perhaps a show focused on the Path could be fun, bringing back characters like O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Kumail Nanjiani as Roken and Haja. However, that story might be a better fit for someone like Quinlan Vos, who has been a huge question mark post-Order 66. I'd also love to catch up somewhere with Reva and see what she's up to.

At the end of the day, do we really need a Season 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi? Personally, I don't think so. I think the first season was a beautiful, self-contained story about processing grief. While a Season 2 would be fun, and I would welcome another outing with Kenobi, it's not needed.

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