Star Wars fans, the wait is almost over. Disney+ has finally revealed the release date for season two of The Mandalorian.
On Wednesday, the streaming service announced that the Emmy-nominated series will be available on the platform on October 30. “This is the day. New episodes start streaming Oct. 30 on #DisneyPlus. #TheMandalorian,” Disney wrote in a post on Twitter.
Unfortunately, we still don't have any information on the plot of the new season. However, we’re hoping the premiere date signals that a trailer will be released in the not-too-distant-future.
Series stars Pedro Pascal, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers and Gina Carano will all be returning. In addition, a handful of other actors have been reportedly signed onto the series (although Disney has not confirmed the news). These include Rosario Dawson (Rent), Temuera Morrison (Moana), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and Timothy Olyphant (Justified). Don’t worry, baby Yoda (aka “The Child”) will be returning as well.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the show wrapped season two production just a few days before the industry-wide production shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Mandalorian’s return to the platform marks the first big show the service will have in months.
If you’re unfamiliar, the series is set five years after the 1983 movie Return of the Jedi and follows a bounty hunter, who is protecting a highly coveted Jedi-powered baby Yoda from falling into the hands of the villainous Imperial Empire.
If you need us, we’ll be rewatching season one to prepare.