Spoilers for Season 1 if you have not watched it yet.
The Mandalorian Season 1 consisted of eight 30-minute episodes, making it a succinct and well-paced experience. But it left viewers curious to see more of the enigmatic bounty hunter’s exploits of course. There is a lot of confusion surrounding Star Wars right now — there are no clear new films on the horizon and while there are other shows in various stages of production, for a time, none are likely to come. Fortunately, The Mandalorian Season 2 was revealed just before the premiere of Season 1 and will arrive later this year, hopefully. So, here’s what we know about it up to now.
Jon Favreau is returning as showrunner for The Mandalorian Season 2. Although a clear premiere date has not yet been confirmed, we know that The Mandalorian Season 2 will hit Disney+ in October 2020. Disney confirmed that in February. And, fortunately, before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production across Hollywood, Season 2 had wrapped filming and hopefully its release would not be impacted.
Pedro Pascal is back in the title role and Gina Carano (Cara Dune), Carl Weathers (Greef), and Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) all said they will reappear in the coming season. The Hollywood Reporter states there will be a “bounty hunter.” The other new addition to the Star Wars universe is Rosario Dawson. Rumor has it that Dawson will play fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano, who first appeared in the animated movie and show The Clone Wars.
There is certainly a Mandalorian Season 3 happening. The show was greenlit, and work on writing and pre-production design has already started, according to sources. Of course, the current situation means that it’s unlikely the third season will start shooting any time soon, but at least we know it’s on the way.