Disney+ has finally revealed when the second season of The Mandalorian will arrive, and there's not long to wait. New episodes will begin their weekly run on October 30, but unlike season one the whole world will get to enjoy the Star Wars set series at the same time. The Mandalorian helped launch Disney+ in the US back in November, but UK fans had to wait until March this year to see what all the fuss was about, as it turned out, the fuss was warranted.
The Mandalorian quickly became a massive hit, and many Star Wars fans cited the series as more authentic than the recent sequel trilogy. Production on the second season was completed just days before the entire film industry went into lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. Post-production has continued remotely throughout the pandemic, and now there's a release date we should expect to see a trailer soon.
There will be plenty of new faces in the new season with Rasario Dawson, Michael Bieh, Timothy Olyphant, and Katee Sackhoff reprising her voice role from Clone Wars to play Bo-Katan Kryze in the flesh. Also, Temuera Morrison has been confirmed as having an 'undisclosed role' in the series; Star Wars fans will recall that Morrison portrayed iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett. The fan favourite character has long since been teased as having a significant role to play in The Mandalorian's story.
It's not just in front of the camera that is getting some new additions; showrunner Jon Favreau has assembled another excellent roster of directors to play in the Star Wars sandbox. Ant-Man & The Wasp's Peyton Reed, Sin City's Robert Rodriguez, Dave Filoni (who directed the season 1 episode The Child), and Bryce Dallas Howard returns after making her TV directorial debut on the first season's fourth episode. Favreau and Rick Famuyiwa are also back to direct as well as series star Carl Weathers. While it has yet to be officially renewed, Favreau has confirmed that development on a third season has already started.
The Mandalorian season two launches on Disney+ on October 30.