Obi-Wan Kenobi depicted the legendary story of the Jedi Master from Order 66. An interesting mini-series as part of the Star Wars mythos, it depicted Kenobi on a rescue mission to save Princess Leia, played by Vivien Lyra Blair. The mini-series did not receive the reaction it so expected, however, certain fans still hope there might be a season two of the series.
While season 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi hasn’t been confirmed yet, the Kenobi star Vivien Lyra Blair hopes she might get her own show focused on the story of Princess Leia. Her statement sparked a Twitter debate among fans.
Vivien Lyra Blair Wants A Spin-off Leia Star Wars Show
Fans have been patiently waiting for a return of Obi-Wan Kenobi. While the show isn’t in active development, the possibility of season two does look promising. Even if there is a season two, it is difficult to determine how Princess Leia would fit into the storyline.
In a recent interview, Vivian Lyra Blair spoke up about how even Evan McGregor has been hoping for a season two of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Expressing her fondness for the show, even Blair hopes to return as Leia.
“… And I think I would love to, but I was saying like, I don’t see how I would fit into it, because it’s very implied that she doesn’t see him again until she asked for help in the fourth movie, ‘A New Hope.’ And so, I think it’s kind of like, how would I fit into that? And so we’re kind of hoping for my own show there. We’re kind of thinking it could be fun to do a show of Leia on Alderaan. And I really hope something like that could work out.”
As much as Blair wants Kenobi to get a second season, she has also paced her bets on a spin-off series focusing solely on Princess Leia.
Vivien Lyra Blair Divides Fans Over Spin-off Featuring Leia
Even though Vivian Lyra Blair might have made a fair point of having a spin-off featuring Princess Leia, fans seem to be divided over this idea. Most think that a spin-off would be completely unnecessary. Here is what fans have to say,
She was great in the role! But I don’t think this is something we need or want
— JS (@JackSimmons101) June 5, 2023
Im not saying for “Hate” but PLEASE DONT Starwars does not need a Young Leia show. …………….does it???? Idk maybe they’ll prove us all wrong. But maybe they wont 🤣💀
— MrPenguin0001 (@MrPenguin2002) June 5, 2023
HAHAHAHA NO oh God no. Good joke but no. No.
— Cannon_Tortoise (@Hydro_Pumped) June 5, 2023
No thanks. Her character was badly written in Kenobi and didn’t do justice to Leia, especially when it created a massive plot hole of her family should all be arrested for treason since Obi-Wan necessarily went to save her.
— Randy M.@theElusiveEye (@TheElusiveEye1) June 5, 2023
I would love to see Vivien return as young Leia she crushed it. Ewan just like Vivien had to step into huge shoes as both were recasts of cinematic royalty 😭 pic.twitter.com/3sDz4yXs9n
— MYTHChild🦋🐺🐺 (@ChildofMyth1) June 5, 2023
Some fans even went ahead to say that being a literal 11-year-old child, it is obvious that Blair would love to play Leia. While others expressed how having a show about a little Leia would be unnecessary as it isn’t until she is 19 that her character gets worth noticing.
You can stream Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+.