We’re still seven months (far, far) away from the second season of Disney Plus’ flagship series, The Mandalorian, but the third season is already in pre-production, a report from Variety revealed yesterday.
“We’ve just started pre-production and are looking into further adventures for the Mandalorian in Season 3,” revealed one of Variety’s sources. The publication’s sources also divulged that showrunner Jon Favreau has been “writing season 3 for a while,” in addition to the art team, overseen by Lucasfilm vice president and executive creative director Doug Chiang having been in the process of “creating concepts for Season 3 for the past few weeks.”
According to the sources the production design department began work on The Mandalorian Season 3 on April 20, an industrious pace considering the date is only a month after production on Season 2 wrapped up.
The Mandalorian Season 2 added a big name to the cast in Rosario Dawson, who will assume the role of Ahsoka Tano, padawan and one of the main protagonists from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Dawson has only been confirmed in guest-starring capacity, although it remains to be seen how extensive that role will be.
The first season of The Mandalorian, the first Star Wars original series launched exclusively for Disney Plus was a big reason the streaming service has garnered an impressive 50 million subscribers worldwide (numbers as of April 8th). The season concluded with the titular Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and Baby Yoda narrowly escaping the machinations of Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and leaving both Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) and Cara Dune (Gina Carano) in Nevarro. The ending also revealed Moff Gideon in the possession of a mysterious weapon called The Darksaber, which features heavily canon-wise in The Clone Wars (and was subsequently shown in Star Wars: Rebels).
How Moff Gideon came into possession of the Darksaber is still unclear but we’re sure more revelations will be made in the upcoming seasons.
Will you be tuning into The Mandalorian Season 2? Does the knowledge of the The Mandalorian Season 3 already being in production make you more excited for the second season? Is this the way?