The season finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi delivered an entertaining and satisfying conclusion, while leaving the door open for possible future adventures with the Jedi master.
It’s clear that Obi-Wan Kenobi was intended to be a one and done, in fact Disney and Lucasfilm have always referred to it as a limited series, but there’s no arguing with the success of the show. So, should Obi-Wan Kenobi return for a second season?
Obi-Wan Kenobi has been a huge hit for Disney and Lucasfilm, with fans flooding to Disney Plus to see Obi-Wan and Darth Vader go head-to-head. With that in mind, it would be foolish to assume that a second season is completely out of the question. We’re not asking if a second season will happen, however, we’re asking if a second season SHOULD happen?.
If you’ve read my spoiler-free review of Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’ll know that I was a massive fan of the series. My review of the season finale called it an “emotional and deeply satisfying” conclusion, so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise to hear me say that I would be happy for Obi-Wan to return for more adventures.
Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place a decade before the events of A New Hope, meaning there’s still a lot of time that hasn’t been explored. While it would be easy to assume that the Jedi stayed on Tatooine and protected young Luke Skywalker, the ending of Obi-Wan Kenobi shows the Jedi master on a different path. The tricky thing with future seasons is that they would have to adhere to pre-existing canon, which makes carving a new story a little more difficult. If Obi-Wan Kenobi season one is anything, however, it’s proof that great Star Wars stories can be told even if we’ve seen the end.
It’s important to note that while I would like to see Ewan McGregor return as Obi-Wan in another season, I don’t think Lucasfilm should get to work on a sequel series right away. In fact, I would argue that future Obi-Wan adventures should only happen if/when the right story comes along. Lucasfilm has a lot of Star Wars projects in development, with more of The Mandalorian and shows like Ahsoka and Andor on the way. I believe the best direction to take future Obi-Wan stories is to make them events and release them only when everything falls into place perfectly. This will keep fans coming back for more, while also giving creatives the opportunity to build exciting and refreshing stories for the iconic hero.
The last thing I would want would be for Obi-Wan’s personal journey to be pushed aside in exchange for spectacle. The best thing about Obi-Wan Kenobi was that the series stayed focused on the emotional journey that was unfolding, while also delivering spectacle and action. It was refreshing to see a series in the Star Wars universe play with more serious themes, and I believe any future continuations of Obi-Wan’s story should maintain this extremely personal approach.
Well there you have it, I strongly believe that Obi-Wan should return for more adventures. Do you agree? Let me know in the comments section below this post!