It seems there is no stopping the demand for Obi-Wan Kenobi, as the series stays on top of the streaming charts for the second week in a row.
According to the website The Wrap, Parrot Analytics has shared streaming numbers that indicate Obi-Wan Kenobi has a strong lead over all other streaming series in terms of engagement, with “exceptional” engagement forty times greater than the average streaming series. Comparing the numbers to the week prior, the engagement has grown from 39.2 to 40 this week. Honestly these numbers are a bit of a guess in terms of determining real data. None of the streaming companies provide “honest” streaming numbers, and the only way to evaluate it currently is through the engagement numbers that Parrot Analytics comes up with…
This is surprising considering the nostalgic factor for fans of the Prequels and the hype train for another round of Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader. Disney also hyped the numbers for the first two episode by announcing that the show was the biggest opening of any series in Disney+ history. The numbers supposedly rivaled that of the hit streamer Stranger Things.
With fan demand for the series as high as it is, surely a second season is in the bag at Lucasfilm for this, although no official word has been made. At the end of Star Wars Celebration 2022, McGregor came back on stage unannounced to thank the fans for a great weekend, and made reference to more episodes (check the 3:05 mark of the video below).
I guess we will see if Disney has official plans for a second season soon enough…
About Obi-Wan Kenobi:
The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
Start streaming the limited series May 25 on Disney+.