Obi Wan Kenobi Head writer Joby Harold isn’t forcing a second season of the star wars series. Located between the events of Episode III and Episode IV, Harold described the prequel trilogy spin-off as “Episode III.5”. Lucasfilm presented the Disney+ spin-off as a six-part limited series, bridging the gap between Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Darth Vader’s (Hayden Christensen) first showdown on Mustafar by The revenge of the Sith and their final fight aboard the Death Star in A new hope. Interviewed by Deadline ahead of “Part VI” — potentially the series finale premiering June 22 on Disney+ — Harold has responded to rumors of Obi Wan Kenobi Season 2:
“I get asked about it all the time. I’ve thought about it for so long as a closed story that my mind is so focused on it as some sort of limited story. [series]that I didn’t think beyond,” Harold told the Deadline Podcast. “But he’s a great character. They’re all amazing characters.”
He was asked if he developed a second star wars series apart from a second season of Obi Wanthe King Arthur: Legend of the Sword the writer replied, “I can’t answer any of those questions (laughs). But I love star warsand work experience on star wars didn’t change that. It’s only made it a bigger part of my life, and I feel lucky to be a part of it.”
Series director Deborah Chow was also suspicious about future episodes, telling RadioTimes.com Obi Wan was envisioned as a limited series and “not some sort of adventure story of the week” like the ongoing adventures of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu in The Mandalorian.
“It’s a big story with a beginning, middle, and end, so I think this story was designed to stand on its own,” Chow explained. “I mean there’s of course more stories you could tell. There’s obviously another 10 years before you get to A new hope and with a character like Obi-Wan Kenobi, I think even just watching him roll in the sand is sometimes interesting. So who knows? It’s hard to say at the moment, but that was not the intention.”
McGregor, who has physically resumed his star wars prequels role for the first time since Sith in 2005, also described Obi Wan as a “one-off limited series” and a way to “bridge a story III and IV and getting closer to Alec Guinness’ Obi-Wan in A new hope.” Asked by Weekly entertainment if he could reignite the lightsaber in a second season, McGregor teased, “Would I like to do another one? Yeah, I would like to do another one.”
Obi Wan Kenobi “Part VI” debuts on June 22.
Starring Ewan McGregor, Moses Ingram, Rupert Friend, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Indira Varma, Sung Kang, Grant Feely as young Luke Skywalker, Vivien Lyra Blair as young Leia Organa and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi is now streaming on Disney+.