The first season of The Mandalorian was a flagship show for the fledgling Disney+ platform late last year. It certainly got a lot of attention and though opinion was somewhat divided on its story, there was no denying the amount of time and money that had been spent on its groundbreaking filming-technology and in creating the look of the show and cementing its connections to the bigger Star Wars universe.
Unlike many shows that have been heavily impacted by COVID, a majority of work was finished many months ago and the second run of the show is now fully confirmed for a 30th October launch – with weekly instalments on the Disney+ platform thereafter.
We only know a little about what to expect, though the new trailer appears to promise more high-gloss conflict and some new faces to go alongside the existing cast and recurring characters. The new press release for the series states: The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. Pedro Pascal returns as the titular warrior with Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito all making important appearances.
Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau (who is also the show-runner), Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez.