Obi-Wan Kenobi | Ewan McGregor explains Yoda’s absence from the series

Available on Disney+, Obi-Wan Kenobi doesn’t feature Yoda, and Ewan McGregor explained why the creative team decided to go that route.

At the beginning of the season, the Jedi Master spent a long period in isolation on Tatooine, without using the Force, making this possible contact difficult.

‎”Kenobi cannot reach any of his old ones (mentors). He cannot reach Yoda, or any of the surviving Jedi for fear of giving himself up… If a Jedi uses the Force in this time frame, the Inquisitors will be able to sense it, and they will know where they are.”

told the The Jess Cagle Show (via ScreenRant).

“It’s like using your phone or something, I think (laughs). A signal tower will issue an alert somewhere.‎”

According to Making Star Wars, the second season is in development. Apparently, the platform was very satisfied with the performance of the series, and so it gave the green light for new episodes.

The site adds that some adjustments were made to the first season to allow for more exploration into the character’s story.

Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place ten years after the dramatic events of Revenge of the Sithbringing the reunion between Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader.

Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen are back in their classic roles in the franchise.

The main cast also brings Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit), Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Bonnie Piesse (The Vow), Kumail Nanjiani (Eternal), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Rupert Friend (Hitman: Agent 47), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Lair of Thieves), Sung Kang (Fast and Furious 3), Simone Kessell (Reckoning) and Benny Safdie (Good behavior).

Edgerton and Piesse return to the roles of Owen and Beru Lars, respectively, after small appearances in the George Lucas-directed Prelude Trilogy..