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Ewan McGregor Is Pushing for Another Season of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Hayden Christensen is also open to reprising his role as Darth Vader.
  • Ewan McGregor in Obi-Wan Kenobi (Photo: Disney+)
    Ewan McGregor in Obi-Wan Kenobi (Photo: Disney+)

    The Disney+ limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi has come to end, but star Ewan McGregor is hoping for more opportunities to reprise his iconic role.

    In an interview with GQ, the actor expressed his interest in continuing the series, saying, "I really hope we do another. If I could do one of these every now and again — I'd just be happy about it."

    McGregor isn't the only star eager to return to Obi-Wan Kenobi. "There's certainly more there to explore," his co-star Hayden Christensen told RadioTimes.

    "It was definitely conceived as a standalone story. But I would love to continue with this character," Christensen said. "I would be so excited to get to do so." He went on to say he "would certainly be open to" appearing as Darth Vader in a second season.

    Obi-Wan director Deborah Chow told Entertainment Tonight that although the show was conceived as a limited series, she's not ruling out a potential second season. "I think, you know, if it was to go forward, it would only be if there was a real reason for another one," she said.

    Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy agreed with Chow, saying, "Frankly, we did set out to do that as a limited series."

    However, she stopped short of saying another season of Obi-Wan is completely out of the question, revealing that "huge engagement" and signs that "people really want more" could open up discussions.

    "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.”

    All six episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are streaming on Disney+.

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    Kirstie Renae is a writer, blogger, and Austin-based actress with a penchant for binge-watching TV with her dogs. Follow her on Twitter @KirstieRenae.

    TOPICS: Ewan McGregor, Disney+, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Deborah Chow, Hayden Christensen, Kathleen Kennedy, Star Wars