The live-action Star Wars series is already expected to be renewed for a second season by Lucasfilm–and season one hasn’t even dropped yet.
The upcoming Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian is expected to be renewed for a second season, according to HN Entertainment.
Disney+ will launch the series sometime this fall, but Lucasfilm is already looking ahead to the future by giving Jon Favreau and company the green light for season 2. HN made a good point about early renewals, citing platforms like Netflix as major players in this arena:
"“It’s not terribly shocking as most network/streaming series sign-up writers, production teams and actors for multiple season options. Netflix also usually has second seasons in development phases before they see the results of the first one, most recently Narcos: Mexico and Umbrella Company secured second seasons before the first season even aired.”"
When you think about it, you see these announcements all the time. Something like “Netflix renews BoJack Horseman” or “Mindhunter gets a second season.” You even see it on Netflix itself when you pick a show (New Episodes coming this Fall, or something like that). If Disney+ wants to compete with Netflix, this sounds like a good place to start.
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Still, I think this is such a power move by Disney and Lucasfilm. They know that The Mandalorian is going to be a hit, they know that people are going to eat it up like an all-you-can-eat buffet, and they know it’s in good hands with Favreau.
Honestly, if it was any other property besides Star Wars, I’d probably think this was a bad idea. Since it is, though, I really can’t blame them here. It’s like drafting Zion Williamson No. 1 overall–you can’t go wrong at all.
Everything we’ve heard about The Mandalorian has been encouraging. I think us fans will absolutely love this show, maybe even to the point of how much we all enjoyed The Clone Wars. Whether it’s Favreau’s direction, the bounty hunter focus, the cool-sounding cast (Nick Nolte, Carl Weathers, Pedro Pascal), or the intriguing plot, there’s a lot to like when it comes to The Mandalorian.
Once this show gets up and going, I think we’ll all be glad that season 2 is in the bag.