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Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023: Ewan McGregor hopeful a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi might happen

April 11th, 2023 by Marc Comments

During Star Wars Celebration this past weekend, fans were sad to hear that an Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2 is not on the cards, but star Ewan McGregor still seems optimistic,

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy spoke about the return of everyone’s favourite Jedi Knight but the news was less than exciting: “That is not an active development,” she said.

“But I never say never, because there’s always the possibility. That show was so well-received and [director] Deborah Chow did such a spectacular job. Ewan McGregor really wants to do another. Everybody’s all hands on deck with what we’re doing right now, as you can see by what we showed everybody [at the Celebration]. We’ll turn our attention to that again maybe down the road.”

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023: Kathleen Kennedy talks Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2

Now, I’m probably being a little hard on Kennedy here as her answer definitely seemed to hint at the possibility that a second season might happen down the line but now, during the events of Celebration, McGregor made it clear he wants that second season to happen: “it just was the right time to come back and do it again,” the star said speaking about season one, “There’s something that’s opened up in my heart again… I have to say, it feels really good.”

Then he goes on, much to the fans’ delight, to say: “Hopefully, someone might think we should do some more…”.

Back in January, McGregor said of working on the first series: “I was so happy to do it again, and so happy to work with Hayden again, and I hope we get the chance to do it again.”

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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 stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also 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 directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….