The new Disney Plus series Obi-Wan Kenobi has already become a massive hit for the streaming platform. In fact, its premiere actually broke viewership records as the most-watched Disney Plus series globally. This is based on hours streamed during its debut weekend, and with such positive numbers and reception, only one option makes sense. Disney Plus is reportedly developing Season 2 of the Star Wars series.
Of course, it’s unknown if further stories featuring Ewan McGregor as young/old Ben Kenobi would be branded as such. The new Disney Plus series was intended to be a limited series after all. But according to spoiler-heavy details from Making Star Wars, the upcoming episodes are being slightly altered to allow for more storytelling potential.
As for where the story could go for an Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2, or other Star Wars spin-off equivalent, that remains to be seen. The current series or season will likely tie up any loose ends regarding Darth Vader until the events of A New Hope take place. And although Darth Maul would have been an exciting character to focus on next, that character already had their final arc alongside Obi-Wan in Star Wars: Rebels. So we’ll just have to wait and see what cards Disney has up their sleeve for old Ben Kenobi.
The current series has done a great job at setting the stage for what will come in the Original Trilogy. We’ve seen a young Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, and an aging Obi-Wan preparing for the time he can train Luke. Furthermore, Hayden Christensen has done a fantastic job at turning into the most iconic version of Darth Vader fans know and love from the original films. So seeing what else a potential future season or spin-off of Obi-Wan Kenobi could bring us is no doubt more than welcomed by fans.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is currently streaming on Disney Plus.