Thanks to a new report, The upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian could already be given a second season on Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+.
According to my colleague over at HNEntertainment.co, Lucasfilm is aiming to give the series a second season before it even debuts this fall when Disney+ launches. This could suggest that not all Star Wars series on Disney+ will be given a single season.
It is not uncommon for studios to announce additional seasons for series they feel confident long before the initial season drops. Netflix has done that for multiple series including its most recent hit Umbrella Academy. So Disney/Lucasfilm must feel confident in what they have.
Rounding out the cast is Hollywood legend Nick Nolte, MMA star-turned-actress Gina Carano, Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito, iconic German director and actor Werner Herzog, Supernatural‘s Emily Swallow, and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi (who also directed an episode) all in undisclosed roles.
Dave Filoni, who has worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will direct the first episode of the series. Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope’s Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones) will direct additional episodes.
Favreau is also executive producing the show, along with Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
Check out the official synopsis for The Mandalorian below:
“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.”
The Mandalorian will exclusively premiere sometime in 2019 on Disney+.