Now that the Season 1 finale of The Mandalorian has released on Disney Plus, there’s one big question on fans’ minds. Is The Mandalorian renewed for Season 2? Do we know when we can expect the new season? Here’s everything we know about the continuation of the Star Wars saga. Yes, the show is renewed and it’s returning in about a year. There will be minor spoilers in terms of cast returning for Season 2.
Season 2 Is Returning in Fall 2020
Not only is The Mandalorian renewed for a second season, but production on that season is already well underway. The show is set to return in Fall 2020, Jon Favreau confirmed on Twitter.
Jon Favreau revealed about two months ago that he was already working on Season 2, CinemaBlend reported. Favreau said: “We actually have the first week of the second season under our belt. Our cast, especially Pedro may be a little tired because he was there quite late last night.”
Here’s an interview with Favreau from November.
Favreau said they finished the first season and went right into the second, practically overlapping in post- and pre-production. In fact, he told Collider that he had been writing for Season 2 before Season 1 even released.
On November 13, Favreau also shared some details about Season 2 on Instagram, with a photo from the set
Favreau has also said that he plans to direct a Season 2 episode himself.
So it looks like the show will return for Season 2 around the same time it premiered Season 1.
If you heard a rumor that Season 2 was starting in March or May, know that this was just a rumor without any real substance to it. It was based on some estimates that more Baby Yoda merchandise won’t be seen until around May, which is true. Many figurines won’t be available until May 2020. Disney did unveil a Baby Yoda plush toy that won’t be available until March 2020, and that started rumors of a new season in March. So those March or May rumors are just connected to Baby Yoda merchandise release dates and have no substance.
Now we know that the new season won’t start until Fall 2020, likely October or November based on this year’s timing, just in time for the holiday season.
We’re getting more live-action Star Wars series on Disney Plus after Season 2 of The Mandalorian. One of those is a series about Obi Wan Kenobi.
Fans would love to see more episodes that are longer in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, but more than likely Disney will stick to the eight-episode format with 30- to 45-minute episodes each week.
Cast Spoilers & Details for Season 2
From Favreau’s comments, we know that Mando himself is coming back for the second season, which isn’t a big surprise considering that he’s the title character.
Greef Cargo will also be back. Carl Weathers, a director from Season 2, also played Greef Cargo in Season 1. He told SFX that we may learn more about Carga in Season 2. He said: “I think [Greef’s backstory] is more saved for season two. But you get some glimpses at Greef and who he is through the stories in the first season. … it opens it up to stories later on that can reveal much more about this character. Certainly with Greef, you have to really keep your eye on him.”
And Baby Yoda will be back! There was confirmation that Baby Yoda is on the set for Season 2, Newsweek reported. Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, visited the set and said he saw Baby Yoda in the corner. “I’m very pro-Baby Yoda,” he said.
Fan Theories for Season 2
Fans are already sharing their theories (and jokes) about Season 2. Here’s one of my favorites:
This poster is missing (and needs) Baby Yoda though.
Some fans think that we’ll see Boba Fett in Season 2 and that perhaps it was Boba who was seen with Fennec Shand’s body at the end of Episode 5. The boots don’t match Moff Gideon’s boots, viewers noticed, so it has to be an unnamed character who will perhaps play a bigger role in Season 2.
Season 2 can’t come quickly enough.