The coronavirus outbreak may have shutdown major film and tv productions around the globe. Still, Disney + and Lucasfilms highly anticipated second season of The Mandalorian remains on track to debut in October.
During a virtual panel for the ATX Television Festival moderated by Vanity Fair’s Anthony Breznican, the series showrunner and executive producer Jon Favreau confirmed the good news.
“We were lucky enough to have finished photography before the lock down, thanks to how technology-forward Lucasfilm and ILM are, we have been able to do all of our visual effects and editing and postproduction remotely through systems that had been set up by those companies for us.”
Social media has been buzzing with new news regarding season two of the hit series. With no casting additions including, Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano, Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth, Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett, Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan, Michael Biehn and Sasha Banks in unknown roles. They join a returning cast that includes Pedro Pascal as a titular bounty hunter, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Emily Swallow as the Armorer, Bill Burr as Mayfeld, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon.
Directors Peyton Reed (Ant-Man films) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) are also newcomers to the series. Favreau and Weathers will also make their directorial debut on the series alongside season one returning directors Dave Filoni and Rick Famuyiwa.
Disney+ is already in development on a third season, with reports that spinoffs are also in early development. You can catch up or rewatch season one on the streamer now.
Source: ATX Television via THR