We are six months away from the highly-anticipated second season of The Mandalorian on Disney+, and now it has been confirmed that the series will continue on.
According to Variety, the streamer has already given the green light for a third season, with pre-production already commencing. They’ve learned series showrunner and executive producer Jon Favreau (The Lion King) has been “writing season three for a while now.”
Lucasfilm vice president and executive creative director Doug Chiang, has already started creating concept art for season three for quite some time now. Another source for Variety went on to say, “We’ve just started pre-production and are looking into further adventures for the Mandalorian in Season 3.”
Lastly, another source for the trade says that production design started on Monday, stating that the design department require “such a huge lead time” to explain why “the gears have started grinding really early on.”
It is unknown who will be back to star and direct episodes of third season of The Mandalorian, and we likely won’t get that information until the end of the year, after season two ends. Lucasfilm was able to complete production on season two of the series, just before the Hollywood shutdown due to the coronavirus. The series is currently in post-production, which is being done remotely during the studio shutdown. Season two is expected to debut on Disney+ in October.
Disney+ is also in pre-production on both an Obi-Wan series starring Ewan McGregor as the titular Jedi master and the Rogue One spin-off centered on Cassian Andor starring Diego Luna as Andor and Alan Tudyk returning as Andor’s droid partner K-2SO. Stellan Skarsgård (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Kyle Soller, also joined the series in unknown roles. There are rumors floating around of series centered on Jedi Ahsoka Tano, who will be introduced during the second season of The Mandalorian, and played by Rosario Dawson, however, those rumors have yet to be addressed as of now.