Disney began streaming what is believed to be the final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi today, but there’s a possibility that the show could return in a second season. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight on the future of the legendary Jedi, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy reminded the news program that Obi-Wan Kenobi was designed to be a limited, one-off series, but that she would consider developing another season if there was enough demand from the fans and there was a real reason to do it. Director Deborah Chow, who directed all episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi and was also interviewed, echoed Kennedy’s thought process, saying that if a second season does go forward, there’d have to be a “real reason for another one.” Separate interviews published by GQ and RadioTimes can reveal that prequel stars Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen are already very interested, with McGregor stating that he really hopes to do another, while Christensen, who got a second run at playing Darth Vader in the new Obi-Wan series, was equally enthusiastic, saying that he’d love to continue with the character.
“[…] I think if there’s huge engagement and people really want more Obi-Wan, we’ll certainly give that consideration because the fans, they speak to us,” Kennedy said. “And if we feel like, ‘OK, there’s a real reason to do this; it’s answering the why then,’ then we’ll do it. But we’ll see.”
While fans may have to wait and see what happens with Obi-Wan Kenobi, they are likely to get to see more of Christensen as Vader when Ahsoka debuts in 2023. While Lucafilm has yet to officially announce his return, the spinoff’s star, Rosario Dawson, inadvertently confirmed the news on social media.
When asked if he could tease anything about reprising his role on the series, the actor was also vague. “Not too much, unfortunately,” Christensen said.