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Another Season of Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Chow says there are stories to tell. Christensen & McGregor up to the task….

Okay, okay. There are plenty of stories about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, with homo-erotic Anakin and Obi-Wan art and “Space Jesus” recently making the rounds, but as I skate my lane, I saw one piece of reporting that made this geek’s heart go pitter pat.

Deborah Chow, Hayden Christensen, and Ewan McGregor don’t necessarily hate the idea of Obi-Wan Kenobi 2. Many fans would sign on, too. But Radio Times Lauren Morris did the reporting and pulled A+B+C together for a pretty cool report.

First, they talked to Director Chow, who said:

Deborah Chow. Image: Disney+.

“I mean, there are, of course, more stories that you could tell. There’s obviously another 10 years before we get to A New Hope and with a character like Obi-Wan Kenobi, I think even just watching him ride across the sand sometimes is interesting.”

She also hedged her bet, adding, “So, who knows? It’s hard to say right now, but it was not the intention.”

Okay. Okay. I get it. And, truth be told, after seeing 5/6 episodes this time out, part of me thinks maybe we shouldn’t press our luck, lest we get a whammy.

But, then you read Mr. Christensen said:

Hayden Christensen. Image: Disney+.

“Well, it was definitely conceived as a standalone story. But I would love to continue with this character. You know, I think there’s certainly more there to explore, and I would be so excited to get to do so.”

Now, perhaps ol’ Darth was playing coy. We know he’s attached in Ahsoka, too.

But then, we read (and re-read) McGreggor said:

Ewan McGregor. Image: Disney+.

“I hope it’s not the last time I play him… I had such a great time doing this, I’m sure we can think of a few more stories before I turn into Alec Guinness, don’t you think?”

So, if Ewan says yes, I say yes. How about you?

The final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Season 1) streams this Wednesday. See you on the couch!

About Post Author

A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern University, John Bishop, became the beat reporter for before the Boston Bruins 2006-07 NHL hockey season. While with the Black & Gold, “^BISH” traveled North America and Europe to cover the team's every move via laptop, blog, and smartphone. The co-author of two books, "Bygone Boston" and "Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins," John also covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the Bs 2011 Stanley Cup championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea, and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke, in central Massachusetts.

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