The Mandalorian had a first season that was, in every way, a massive success. Not only was it a hugely popular series on Disney+, but for some it was hailed as a return to "Real Star Wars" following the mixed reception to the Disney-era series of films. In fact, season one scored higher on Rotten Tomatoes than any live-action Star Wars title since the original trilogy and it earned fifteen Emmy nominations in July, including a nod for Outstanding Drama Series. Safe to say, season two, set to premiere on Disney+ on October 30th, is highly anticipated. Now, to preview it, Entertainment Weekly has released several first look images of the new season along with a feature piece about what to expected along with quotes from series creator Jon Favreau himself. Check out the images first:
The new season will pick up directly after the first with Mando embarking on a search for the Child’s own kind. With the new season's budget not as concerned about start-up and developing the show's concept, Favreau promises season two will have a bigger scope, opening up the show's universe in a variety of ways including shifting the focus away from the titular character at times. This was Favreau's full quote on the matter:
“The new season is about introducing a larger story in the world. The stories become less isolated, yet each episode has its own flavor, and hopefully we’re bringing a lot more scope to the show. Everything gets bigger, the stakes get higher, but also the personal story between the Child and the Mandalorian develops in a way I think people will enjoy.
As we introduce other characters, there are opportunities to follow different storylines. The world was really captivated by Game of Thrones and how that evolved as the characters followed different storylines – that’s very appealing to me as an audience member.”
Like the first season, season two will have eight episodes of different lengths, even moreso various than the first. Stay tuned!