While fans are eagerly awaiting season 2 of The Mandalorian and the return of Baby Yoda, we have some exciting news.
According to Variety, season 3 of the flagship Disney+ series is already underway. Jon Favreau has apparently been working on scripts for season 3 for a while now, while other aspects of pre-production have begun as well – such as the art department working on concept art.
This is thrilling news about the first live action Star Wars series, which launched its first season November 2019 and is set to premiere its second season this October. The Mandalorian was able to finish production of season 2 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced production shutdowns around the world.
The Mandalorian Increases Anticipation
The Mandalorian is set five years after the fall of the Empire, which occurred in the 1983 movie Return of the Jedi. It follows a bounty hunter on his travels in the outer reaches of the galaxy as he protects a child (known by fans as Baby Yoda) powerful in the force as they are hunted throughout the galaxy.
News of season 3 comes on the heels of reports of Rosario Dawson guest starring in season 2 of The Mandalorian as the first live action version of Ahsoka Tano. Ahsoka has been a fan favorite for years having originally been introduced on the animated Star Wars series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Fans have been hoping for a live action appearances for years and it look like they may finally be getting their wish.
With no Star Wars films coming soon Disney+ is looking to fill the void with television series. Obviously, their first foray into live action Star Wars shows has been a huge success. The animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series is currently airing its seventh and final season on Disney+ and other Star Wars series are in the works as well. A live action Obi-wan Kenobi series with Ewan McGregor reprising his role as the Jedi Knight and a live action Cassian Andor series with Diego Luna starring as the Rebel spy are already in the pipeline.
The Cassian Andor series will be a prequel set before the events of Rogue One and will also see the return of his trusty droid K-2SO with Alan Tudyk reprising his role. We’ve already reported some news about the yet to be named series including Stellan Skarsgård and Kyle Soller are set to join the cast. And while details are scarce it does look like this series will have quite a bit of focus on espionage which makes sense, given Cassian’s background as an intelligence officer for the Rebellion.
The Obi-wan Kenobi series is also in the works and will see the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-wan. While details are scarce surrounding the much-anticipated series there is a possible working title. The series has also had a bit of a change behind the scenes with a new writer set to join the project, Joby Harold.
While we wait for the new season of The Mandalorian and other Star Wars series we are fast approaching May 4, better known as Star Wars Day. Disney+ has some exciting new content set to be released for Star WarsDay. The series finale of animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will hit Disney+ on May 4. And a new documentary series about the making of season one of The Mandalorian will premiere on May 4 and subsequent episodes will be released on Fridays.
This documentary series will hopefully help with the wait for season 2 and will give insight into the popular Star Wars series. The documentary series, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, will be hosted by executive producer Jon Favreau and will look at different aspects of the creation of the show. With never before seen footage and roundtable discussions with the crew hosted by Favreau himself. The eight part docu-series should help fill the void while we wait for The Madalorian to return.
The Mandalorian is set to return for season 2 in October and there has been no news of delays at this time. Disney+ will be bringing new Star Wars content to us for years to come. And with the third season already in the works it looks like The Mandalorian won’t be slowing down anytime soon.
Are you excited about The Mandalorian getting a third season? What are your theories about season 2? Will you be watching Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian on Star Wars Day? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.