As Baby Yoda became an overnight sensation, The Mandalorian has also become one of the most-watched series on Disney+ streaming platform.
The Mandalorian finale aired recently just as the year is also coming to an end. As if we didn't want the year to end already, we have news confirming the second season of The Mandalorian and it's coming at the latter end of next year. The finale of season one had a set-up that clearly indicated the possibility of a second season. In fact, it was widely believed that the second season was being drafted as the first one was airing, and now it is happening for sure.
This was announced by Jon Favreau, the creator of the show himself, who took to Twitter to reveal the exciting news. He said that the second season would be coming out in the Fall of 2020. Favreau who is in the midst of writing the second season spoke to Collider and said, "I wanted to do a Star Wars TV show like The Mandalorian and pitched it to them and they were very open to it. I even wrote four episodes before I even was hired to do it because I was excited as a fan to see what these stories might be and see if they were interested in doing what I was interested in, which they were. And I was actually writing Season 2 this morning before I came here.”
The show premiered on the streaming platform, Disney+, which was launched in November this year. The show has been lauded as being better than the original Star Wars series. The "secret" character, The Child, who became an overnight internet sensation as "Baby Yoda" really stole the show.
Fans are eager to know if Baby Yoda will be a part of the second season but nothing has been confirmed yet other than the fact that some of the established characters will be making a come back.
The release of the new Star Wars movie, "The Rise of Skywalker" served as a somewhat disappointing end to the prequel trilogy, while the live-action spinoff of the TV series exceeded everyone's expectations. According to The Verge, what sets The Mandalorian apart is that it's set apart from the grand scheme of The Empire and The Jedis and focuses on a bounty hunter who works hard for a living. "I'm putting a lot of effort working with Dave Filoni to figure out what the overarching story is and the storyline for all these characters and what the world is like. We want to make sure that we have a road map because we're also a puzzle piece that fits into a larger Star Wars universe that has a lot of other movies and a lot of other projects, and we want to make sure we're consistent with them," Favreau told the Hollywood Reporter.
"We have a good 25-year patch of road [in the Star Wars canon] that nobody is exploring right now, and it's the most interesting time for me as a storyteller to explore — the time after the fall of the empire and before the resurgence of the darker forces."