We’re excited to see what happens with the Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian from writer/producer Jon Favreau as it sounds like it’ll explore some new/original characters and expanding upon the universe.
HN Entertainment has learned from a source that Lucasfilm is aiming to give the streaming series a second season before it even airs this fall when Disney+ launches. This could suggest that not all Star Wars series on Disney+ will be given a single season.
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
It’s not terribly shocking as most network/streaming series sign-up writers, production teams and actors for multiple season options. Netflix also usually has second seasons in development phases before they see the results of the first one, most recently Narcos: Mexico and Umbrella Company secured second seasons before the first season even aired.
What a second season looks like remains to be seen as they could certainly continue characters from this series or they may just focus on a different Mandalorian character in multiple seasons. However, there is a good chance that Jon Favreau will return.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, Emily Swallow, and Omid Abtahi. The show’s directors will include Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow.
Last year, it was announced by Lucasfilm they would be pursuing a second series focusing on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, eyeing an October production start. There have also been unconfirmed recent rumblings of a Kenobi series on the horizon as well which should make fans happy after the feature film stalled.
I think many of us are hopeful Lucasfilm will be showing off some early footage from The Mandalorian next month at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT