Obi-Wan Disney Plus series will only be one season long, suggests Ewan McGregor

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Disney Plus' upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series will reportedly be a single, standalone season, according to the Ewan McGregor. In an interview with ET Online about his upcoming project, Long Way Up, McGregor briefly touched on the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, which was put on hold earlier this year to rework its story.

"As I understand, it's a standalone season," McGregor pointed out, "We'll see, who knows?" 

While we'd all love multiple seasons of McGregor, a short, tight story might do Obi-Wan justice. McGregor also revealed the series is finally set to start production in spring 2021. "I'm really excited about it, it's gonna be great, I think," he said. 

As we previously reported, McGregor spoke about the upcoming series in June, revealing it would use the same filming technology as The Mandalorian – a "Stagecraft" LED screen which projects a massive 360-degree image of a background or landscape. 

"I’m just going to enjoy it all much more,” McGregor told ACE Universe. “Our technology is such that we’d shot [The Phantom Menace] on film, and [Attack of the Clones] when we got to Australia on the then-new HD cameras, which is pretty primitive compared to what we have now… It was all blue screen and green screen. It was hard to imagine it. Nowadays, things have moved on so much. A lot of what you see is going to be what we see.”

We haven't got a clue what the Obi-Wan Kenobi series plot will entail, but I'm setting a quota of Kenobi saying "hello there" at least two times an episode. Rumors have swirled on Star Wars message boards that Hayden Christensen may reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, but we've got no concrete sources on that. 

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Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.