George Lucas Praises Disney Plus’ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

George Lucas, the visionary creator of Star Wars, may have stepped back from the forefront of the franchise, but his spirit and legacy continue to influence its ongoing expansions. Recently, during an interview with Full of Sith, Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo shared insights into Lucas’s involvement and thoughts on the Disney Plus series Obi-Wan Kenobi.

George Lucas’s Involvement and Approval

Early in the development of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the creators faced the challenge of crafting a narrative set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope—a period well-trodden and familiar to fans. To ensure the series would resonate well and stay true to the saga’s heart, the team consulted George Lucas himself.

“Part of that was interfacing with George. Early on, there was a conversation had with George over what his thoughts were… He was 100% supportive,” Hidalgo explained. This endorsement was crucial, as it helped guide the series’ direction and maintain a connection to Star Wars’ rich history.

Lucas’s Praise for the Series

According to Hidalgo, Lucas has a deep appreciation for the series, particularly because it reflects and celebrates many elements introduced in the prequels. “I’ve heard tell that it’s been one of [his] favorite things that’s come out of Star Wars,” Hidalgo said. This sentiment is especially meaningful coming from the franchise’s original creator, who has seen his vision expanded and reinterpreted over the decades.

The Success and Future of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi not only brought back beloved characters like Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader but also delved deeper into their complex histories and the emotional aftermath of their epic confrontations. The series was well-received, earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series and sparking discussions about a potential second season.

Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi, has expressed enthusiasm for continuing the story, with rumors and fan hopes for another season circulating since the series finale. The actor’s advocacy for the character and the series underscores the significant impact and enduring legacy of both the character and the show.


The endorsement from George Lucas not only validates the efforts of the Obi-Wan Kenobi team but also reassures fans that the series respects and builds upon the foundational aspects of the Star Wars saga. As the franchise continues to evolve with new stories and characters, the influence of its original creator remains a beacon guiding its journey into the future. Fans and creators alike look forward to seeing how Obi-Wan Kenobi might further explore and expand the Star Wars universe in potential upcoming seasons.