For most of the year, we’ve been stuck without new TV shows and movies due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the film industry. Fortunately, projects are starting to get back on track and our favorite entertainment is coming back to the screen.
Fans of “The Mandalorian” will be happy to know that Din Djarin, and more importantly Baby Yoda, will be returning to Disney+ for season two on October 30. The Star Wars series’ sophomore season has plenty of surprises in store for viewers as well as returning characters that we all love.
Until October 30 rolls around, here’s everything we know about the second season of “The Mandalorian.”
This is the Way
Fans knew that “The Mandalorian’s” second season was on its way at some point this fall. The show wrapped up production in early March. Fortunately, this means that it narrowly missed the COVID-19 lockdowns that have delayed countless other projects. It also means that the season should be complete.
A few other shows, like CW’s “The Flash,” chose to air the portion of the season they had completed prior to the lockdowns rather than delaying.
For “The Mandalorian,” this will be nothing to worry about. Not that many things cause the helmet-glad bounty hunter to worry.
Disney+ officially confirmed the release date in a tweet on Wednesday. It said, “This is the day. New episodes start streaming Oct. 30.”
The announcement also revealed the logo for the show’s second season. It is still simple and clean, but this time Mando isn’t alone. Everyone’s favorite sidekick, Baby Yoda, is in-frame with the interstellar bounty hunter.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) September 2, 2020
What We Know
Star Wars fans have the arrival of a beloved character to look forward to in the upcoming season of “The Mandalorian.”
On March 20, Slashfilm reported that Ahsoka Tano, the former Padawan of Anakin Skywalker, will make her live-action debut. Actress Rosario Dawson, known for her roles in many Marvel shows and sci-fi movies, will reportedly play the part. In April, she said, “That’s not confirmed yet but when that happens, I will be very happy. I’m very excited for that to be confirmed at some point.”
Another character from the animated Star Wars universe will also make an appearance. Bo-Katan Kryze, a Mandalorian warrior who appears in both “The Clone Wars” and “Rebels” will be played by Katee Sackhoff. Her character should add some intrigue to the season as she played a major role in the recently concluded “Clone Wars” animated series. No spoilers here.
Although Bill Burr was reportedly set to reprise his role as the gunslinger Mayfield, he later made comments to suggest he won’t be returning to “The Mandalorian.”
When season one ended, director Jon Favreau hinted that Gamorreans, a species best known for its association with Jabba the Hutt, would show up in the second season. It’s unclear what sort of role the Gamorreans will play.
One final item to note is that the bounty hunter Boba Fett could make an appearance in season two. After some strong hints in the first season with no follow-through, it’s likely that he appears in some capacity. He’ll reportedly be played by Temuera Morrison, who portrayed Jango Fett in “Attack of the Clones.”
If it lives up to fans’ high expectations the second season of “The Mandalorian” will be the quarantine entertainment we all need.