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Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Actress Wants a Young Leia Spin-Off

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Obi-Wan Kenobi star Vivien Lyra Blair wants her very own Star Wars spin-off.

During an interview with The Direct, the 11-year-old actress said she’s hoping for her own spin-off show, telling the story of a young Princess Leia on Alderaan.

“We’re kind of hoping for my own show there,” she said. “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.”

Blair recently starred as the young Leia in the hit Disney+ show, Obi-Wan Kenobi, where she joined Ewan McGregor to tell a previously unseen chapter in the Jedi Master’s life. However, it looks as though even if there is a second season, Blair likely won’t be back.

“I would love to, but I was saying like, I don’t see how I would fit into it,” she said. “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?”

It’s no secret that Ewan McGregor really wants a second season of the show, and Blair herself revealed that he’s still excited at the idea. “A lot of people are asking me, ‘Will we get a second season of Obi-Wan?’ ” she said. “And I honestly, I think it’s very much a possibility because Ewan [McGregor] is just begging to do another one. He’s really excited.”

At the moment, Obi-Wan Season 2 is “not in active development” according to Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy. “But I never say never, because there’s always the possibility. That show was so well-received and [director] Deborah Chow did such a spectacular job.”

Whether or not it happens remains to be seen, but with so many burning questions left unanswered, it might not be long before Obi-Wan returns. As for a young Leia spin-off, that’s something else entirely.

IGN’s Obi-Wan Kenobi review gave it 8/10 and said: “Obi-Wan Kenobi bridges the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope to satisfying effect. Ewan McGregor drives the show through a muddled middle third towards a thrilling conclusion worthy of making it onto the pantheon of great Star Wars moments.”

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Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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