One of the best new installments to the Star Wars universe is definitely The Mandalorian on Disney Plus. But when can you expect Episode 3? It’s releasing sooner than you might think. This article will have spoilers for Episodes 1 and 2.
Episode 3 Was Expected To be Available around 3 AM Eastern on November 22 & It Was Up By 3:15 AM on Some Devices
Episode 3 of The Mandalorian was expected to release at 3:05 a.m. Eastern (2:05 a.m. Central) on Friday, November 22 on Disney Plus. That would be 12:05 a.m. Pacific on November 22, which is about the same time that new TV series and movies release on Netflix too. So it looks like Disney Plus is on the Netflix schedule for release times.
Note that the timing on this isn’t exact and the show has a history of posting late. Some viewers said that last week for Episode 2, the new episode didn’t show up for them until about 3:24 a.m. Eastern on the Disney Plus app, even though web users said they saw the episode at 3 a.m. Eastern. Others said the show appeared on their phone but not on their computer. So it varied from viewer to viewer.
If you log into Disney+ and don’t see the new episode right at 3 a.m. Eastern, it should be there within about 30 minutes. Or try a different device and see if it’s showing up on Disney Plus there instead. However, it’s important to note that Star Wars seems to note be betting on the 3 a.m. release time anymore. Last week, StarWars.com had a countdown to Episode 2 on its website that also indicated 3 a.m. Eastern as the expected release time. They didn’t have a countdown for Episode 3 up yet.
As of 3:14 a.m. Eastern, Episode 3 had not yet posted to the Disney Plus website or a Disney Plus app checked by Heavy, but it could be viewed from a direct link. Some people on Reddit and social media have said that the new episode was up for them by 3:15 a.m. Eastern. So if it’s not available for you quite yet, it should be posted any minute now.
The episode is available and the direct link is here for Disney Plus subscribers. It should work if the episode itself isn’t showing up in the episode list yet.
The director for Episode 3 is Deborah Chow.
As far as what channel you can watch The Mandalorian on, you can only watch it on Disney+ (also referred to as Disney Plus.) It won’t be available on the Disney Channel or on any traditional TV channel. And you can’t watch it on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or through any similar streaming service. Disney+ is $6.99/month or $69.99/year, or you can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99/month.
There will be eight episodes in Season 1. Here’s the schedule:
- Episode 1 – November 12
- Episode 2 – Friday, November 15
- Episode 3 – Friday, November 22
- Episode 4 – Friday, November 29
- Episode 5 – Friday, December 6
- Episode 6 – Friday, December 13
- Episode 7 – Friday, December 18
- Episode 8 – Friday, December 27 (season finale)
The cast for the series includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte, Emily Swallow, Taika Waititi, Giancarlo Esposito, and Omid Abtahi. The showrunner is Jon Favreau.
The official synopsis reads: “After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
But really, the most exciting aspect of the show is Baby Yoda.
Up until this series, Yoda’s species hasn’t been discussed much. We don’t even know his species’ name, which is why everyone calls the new character Baby Yoda. The baby is 50 years old and fans aren’t even sure who its parents are. But they’re already in love with the baby and can’t wait to see what happens next.