Obi-Wan Kenobi: Kathleen Kennedy Still Apathetic About Season 2 Renewal

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There's no doubt that 2022 was a monumental year for the Star Wars franchise as it finally brought back two of the prequel trilogy's headlining actors, Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen for Obi-Wan Kenobi, 17 years after the trilogy's heartstopping conclusion.

While the sheer nostalgia alone of seeing McGregor and Christensen together again in a Star Wars project after Revenge of the Sith was enough for a lot of fans, some are still on the fence about whether or not they actually liked the series.

Still, fans are quite hopeful that the show will be renewed for a second season but despite the show pretty much teasing that we could still see more Obi-Wan and Darth Vader actions, Lucasfilm has yet to greenlight Season 2.

Lucasfilm Boss Not Interested in Greenlighting Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2

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On Entertainment Weekly's Dagobah Dispatch podcast, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy weighed in on the possibility of Obi-Wan Kenobi being renewed for a second season.

The controversial figure's statement is quite telling and if you'll read between the lines, it looks like she's still firm about her stand on the show not needing a Season 2 renewal.

She did leave the door open, however, for the Jedi Master to return in some capacity but Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 doesn't seem to be in Lucasfilm's current project slate.

Kennedy said: "I always hesitate to say no to more Obi-Wan Kenobi. Maybe we end up doing something that gets incorporated into some of the other stories that we're doing, or eventually into a movie, but who knows? But right now, it's still our standard stand-alone limited series."

She added: "We have no plans for expansion right now"

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We're not exactly sure why Kennedy has been hesitant about pulling the trigger on a potential second season for Obi-Wan Kenobi despite the clamor from the fandom. But it would be safe to assume that the divisive reception to it was responsible for Lucasfilm's disinterest.

It's worth noting though that the show was originally intended to be a film trilogy so we're quite hopeful that a big-screen project for McGregor and Christensen is still on the table.

All episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are available to stream on Disney+.

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