Deadline reports that work on season three for Disney+ series The Mandalorian is underway. Creator Jon Favreau started writing scripts for the third season just as production for season two ended. And LucusFilm has been creating concepts for season three during the coronavirus quarantine.
Set five years after Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the story follows the adventures of a bounty hunter, “Mando” as he protects a young being called “The Child” (a.k.a Baby Yoda). The being is of the same race as Yoda, but we haven’t learned what that race is or what this being’s true name is yet. Season one ended with Mando leaving with The Child to find his home planet.
The Mandalorian season one became a hit for Disney’s new streaming service, still in its first year. The series stars Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian with appearances by Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, Emily Swallow, Werner Herzog, Julia Jones, Bill Burr, Giancarlo Esposito, and of course, Baby Yoda. The first season is currently streaming on Disney+.
There are no details about the plot for season two, but with Esposito’s character Moff Gideon on their trail, it looks like things are about to get really exciting. Moff Gideon possesses a dark saber, much like the Jedi’s lightsaber. I’d like to know how he got that weapon. Most recently we learned that Rosario Dawson joined the series to play Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano. And Michael Biehn (Aliens) is also joining the cast as someone from Mando’s past.
The Mandalorian season two is set to premiere in October in Disney+.