It looks like the Obi-Wan Kenobi show coming to Disney+ will consist of just one season. Ewan McGregor, who played the Jedi Master in the Star Wars prequels, will reprise his role. Speaking with ET, McGregor mentioned that it will be a standalone season, but expressed hope in the potential for more, saying “We’ll see. Who knows?”
He also mentioned that the show will start production in spring of 2021, so it makes sense that he believes the current plans may change. After all, they changed once before, as the project originated as a potential film before getting changed to a Disney+ show. If it does well, like The Mandalorian has, perhaps it will get picked up for more seasons?
That being said, unlike The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan’s story does have a pretty fixed timeline to it. At Disney’s D23 Expo last year, the show was revealed as taking place eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. While that does give it a few years until the events of A New Hope, there’s only so much Obi-Wan could have been up to, right? Well, obviously he doesn’t take down Darth Vader, but Solo did tease the return of another villain that could be Obi-Wan’s nemesis once again.
Essentially, it’s up to Disney to see how long the show will go for, but as of now one season is the current duration. But who knows, maybe Obi-Wan Kenobi got up to more pre-episode four shenanigans than we thought?