November 12: The Mandalorian and other Star Wars movies on Disney+
Ever since writing and directing legends John Favreau and Dave Filoni announced their ties to this project, we have been waiting not at all patiently to find out who The Mandalorian is — and what the roughest parts of the galaxy look like post-Return of the Jedi.
We’ve never been spoiled with a live-action Star Wars TV show before. How lucky are we?
Episodes will be released weekly instead of all at once like a Netflix or Hulu series. This is good news for those who want to avoid spoilers or want a more traditional experience of watching a show gradually develop week to week along with the collective viewership.
It’s not great news if you’re so excited for this show you can’t do or think about anything else. It would feel so good to get it all at once, devouring it as if you’d been waiting your whole life to savor it.
But overall, this is a smart business move for Disney. Releasing weekly episodes could prevent viewers from subscribing on November 12, watching the entire series right away, and then canceling their subscription once they’re done. (Though why would anyone do that when we’re getting a second season, AND the Clone Wars, AND, OH YEAH, AN OBI-WAN KENOBI SERIES STARRING EWAN MCGREGOR?
Also on November 12: Star Wars movies on Disney+. If you’re planning any kind of rewatch of the saga films before December 20, you’ll have a few weeks to cram in as many as you can handle. (And it’s Star Wars, so really, how much is too much?)