The first season of the first ever “Star Wars” live-action series won’t air until this Fall, but a new report indicates Disney and Lucasfilm have big plans ahead for the show. HN Entertainment reports that a second season of “The Mandalorian” is “already being planned and ordered by Disney streaming”.
The show’s first season wrapped shooting in February and it’s expected the first footage will be screened at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago this month, along with the potential announcement of a release date.
This news suggests Disney wants to have a renewal order in place and the show already working on a follow-up season before the first one has aired. That’s not an unusual thing in the current big-budget streaming age – Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” did just that with plans for the second season well underway before the first was screened.
Said to take place after the fall of the Empire, writer-producer Jon Favreau is spearheading the new series which follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.