The Mandalorian: Looking Forward To Friday
It looks like a late Thursday evening (or Friday morning) for everyone anticipating The Mandalorian….
(Not complaining at all. Just makes things a bit more difficult and more rushed for recappers/reviewers. Last season they released press screeners the day before which gave writers just enough time to write and research things before airing.)
— Peter Sciretta loves Star Wars (@PeterSciretta) October 24, 2020
“The Mandalorian isn’t doing press screeners for season 2,” tweeted Peter Sciretta. “Looks like everyone is watching the show at the exact same time at midnight on Thursday nights.
“Not complaining at all. Just makes things a bit more difficult and more rushed for recappers/reviewers. Last season they released press screeners the day before which gave writers just enough time to write and research things before airing.”
Getting Ready For The Mandalorian
As a former hockey writer who was often preparing four or five stories on game day, I have little sympathy for my new brethren in the Star Wars/Disney reporting biz. However, I DO understand the sentiment, especially since my guess is that I might get a chance to watch The Mandalorian around 3:00 AM on Friday.
But, I am VERY thrilled that Peter and the amazing group of entertainment writers who have pulled together umpteen stories on the Disney+ series.
The Mandalorian: CaseI In Point…
Sean Keane at CNET did a heck of a job putting together a primer for everyone.
Firstly, here’s some “spotchka” for the Mando-loving soul here in Keane’s Season 1 Recap.
And for Season 2 he said:
“The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire,” reads the synopsis that dropped with the first trailer for the second season.
We got another clue about Mando’s objective in the second trailer for the upcoming season — he mentions tracking down other Mandalorians so they can guide him to Baby Yoda’s kind.
The season will consist of eight episodes, and they’ll drop every Friday, according to a Disney Plus fact sheet for The Mandalorian season 2. That gives us a sense of , so you can plan your viewing times accordingly. Season 2 also continues the “chapter” naming convention from the first season, so it doesn’t start from chapter 1:
- Chapter 9: Friday, Oct. 30
- Chapter 10: Friday, Nov. 6
- Chapter 11: Friday, Nov. 13
- Chapter 12: Friday, Nov. 20
- Chapter 13: Friday, Nov. 27
- Chapter 14: Friday, Dec. 4
- Chapter 15: Friday, Dec. 11
- Chapter 16: Friday, Dec. 18
And, of course, there’s a whole lot more where that comes from, over on CNET.
Catch me on Twitter early Friday morning @jmbishopjr!