The Mandalorian Season 2 Has A Premiere Date
New EPISODES will drop on October 30
Welp. When the tweet below surprised Star Wars fans this morning, I was really hoping that the Season 2 trailer would follow suit.
No video appeared. However, viewers of The Mandalorian revelled in the news:
The Emmy-nominated show returns to Disney+ for Season 2 on October 30.
— The Mandalorian (@themandalorian) September 2, 2020
Looking at the Season 2 logo, quite different than that of Season 1’s (below), we can spot two major differences:
- Blue coloring. Is the gunslinger walking through water? At night? Is he feeling down?
- The Child is with him, still looking up, adoringly. Is this The Child’s homeworld?
Nothing But The Date: Lots of Posts About Season 2
The usual sites were as excited as the fans
No new trailer has dropped for the Star Wars live-action series starring Pedro Pascal (and Baby Yoda, technically named The Child), but Season 2 will include Timothy Olyphant in some fashion, Rosario Dawson as “Clone Wars” character Ahsoka Tano, and Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett.
And fans can expect even more of “The Mandalorian” in the future. As Variety reported exclusively in April, the series is in pre-production for a third season, and creator and showrunner Jon Favreau has been “writing season 3 for a while,” as sources close to the production said in the spring.
The series, centered on Pascal as the titular Mandalorian bounty hunter who becomes caretaker to The Child, was Disney Plus’ first original hit upon launch last November. And another “Star Wars” series is in the works at the streamer — as Variety also reported exclusively in April, “Russian Doll” co-creator and showrunner Leslye Headland is developing a women-centric series that takes place in a different part of the “Star Wars” timeline than other series and films.
The release date isn’t entirely a surprise; Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirmed months ago that because of remote work, The Mandalorian was still set to arrive in October. Disney currently has a few other Star Wars projects lined up for Disney Plus set to arrive in the coming years, including a show starring Rogue One’s Cassian Andor (played by Diego Luna) and a new series about Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi. The release date for the Obi-Wan show is less certain after some closely watched rewrites pushed back the production schedule.
The Mandalorian is “appointment TV.”
I have spoken….