The first season of the first live-action “Star Wars” series, “The Mandalorian,” doesn’t begin to air until the launch of the Disney+ streaming service on November 12th.
That hasn’t stopped Lucasfilm or the Mouse House from pressing forward with their plans for the show which is expected to be renewed. Speaking with EW, showrunner Jon Favreau revealed that work is underway on the second season and he is gearing up to direct an episode himself:
“We’re working on season 2, writing, prepping with the directors and getting ready to direct myself, actually. I didn’t get a chance the last time around because I was doing Lion King. So I’ll step in for one of them.”
Disney has yet to give a second season the official green light, but the chances seem incredibly likely. The series is set after the fall of the Empire and will follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte co-star.