The Obi-Wan Kenobi series arrived on Disney+ late last month to big applause. Fans are trying to figure out where the show is leading them, as the series is only six episodes long. Already four episodes in, it’s difficult to see every loose end being tied up with only two more to go.
While we won’t spoil anything, some of the show’s events have divided the fanbase in ways that are, at times, fair, and at other times cruel. Many wonder if this series was needed in the first place if it doesn’t embrace the stories that were told before.
Obi-Wan Kenobi head writer and executive producer Joby Harold had a lot to say on the matter, including how the past and present will collide.
“One of the challenges with the show is we know where it begins, and we know where it ends,” Harold said of the final confrontation between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader aboard the Death Star nine years later in A New Hope. “And part of the fun of it was, in the journey in between, taking us to places maybe you wouldn’t expect, and some surprises along the way. But hopefully, there’s a satisfaction to landing the plane back where we all imagine it’ll end up, vis a vis Episode 4 and A New Hope.”
Harold teased, “So there’s some emotional stuff ahead. There’s more surprises ahead. And hopefully when everything is concluded, we’ll be able to look at the whole thing as a complete story, and some of the earlier choices will make sense. So I’m just excited for all to get out there.”
This will hopefully satisfy some of the fans, but given how Star Wars fan culture has been as of late, that’s not a guarantee.