Will The Mandalorian have a season 3 on Disney+ and when will it be released?
Disney announced ten Star Wars shows during its Investors Day presentation and it's good news for fans of Baby Yoda as The Mandalorian is renewed for a third season.
The Mandalorian has been the most popular Disney+ original since the fledgling streaming service was launched last year. The first live-action series in the history of the Star Wars franchise premiered in November 2019 and won seven Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in the following year.
Baby Yoda returned for a second series in October 2020, the finale of which premieres on Disney+ on 18 December. But after another strong season of Mandalorian action fans’ are already starting to wonder where Din Jarin’s story goes from here.
The Mandalorian season three: what do we know?
Disney’s Investor Day presentation gives a look ahead at what the studio has planned for the upcoming year and their recent announcement was music to the ears of Star Wars fans. The Disney+ streaming platform will play host to ten Star Wars-related shows in the coming years with spin-off series for the likes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Cassian Andor and Lando.
Also announced was a third season of much-loved The Mandalorian, with Disney confirming that the next instalment will premiere in late 2021. In fact the head of LucasFilm, Kathleen Kennedy, has revealed that the first episode will be released in time for Christmas next year, suggesting that season three will run into 2022.
As the show continues to expand some may be worried that production might overrun but the show’s executive producer and showrunner Jon Favreau told Variety that season three is “on schedule”, with filming expected to begin in early 2021.
The Mandalorian season three: who is in the cast?
Despite being pretty anonymous in his Mandalorian suit and helmet, it has already been confirmed that Pedro Pascal will retain the title role that he has filled for the first two series. Pascal is aided by stunt double Brendan Wayne (grandson of iconic actor John Wayne), who actually takes Pascal’s place for full scenes when scheduling conflicts dictate.
Aside from the man in the suit other roles have not yet been confirmed but, pending some late twists in season two, the following are all expected to star in the third season of The Mandalorian.
The Mandalorian season three: what have fans said about it?
Of course with any Star Wars production there is an army of fans eagerly awaiting the latest offering and many have already expressed excitement about a third season of The Mandalorian. The team behind the third instalment have kept their cards close to their chests so far but once season two reaches its conclusion fans may start to get a few answers to those burning questions.