The Mandalorian will be released along with the launch of the Disney+ Streaming service, and will be the first ever live-action Star Wars television show produced. Here’s everything you need to know going into it.
In less than one week, Disney will be launching its very own streaming service, Disney+, with the new Star Wars television show, The Mandalorian, set to be one of its marquee features, along with all of the other Star Wars properties.
The Mandalorian was created and written by Jon Favreau, and is set to be the first-ever live-action Star Wars show produced, and will kick off a new series of Star Wars shows to follow, including an upcoming one with Ewan McGregor reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Following a new original character, played by Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian is will be set five years after the events of The Return of the Jedi and the fall of the Empire, and despite several years passing, the Galaxy Far Far Away is still very much in disarray.
Pascal’s character, as the title suggests, is that of a Mandalorian bounty hunter living in the outer rim of the Galaxy, beyond the authority of the new Republic, and is hired to track and capture a valuable asset in exchange for a big pay-day.
Aside from Pascal, the other prominent actors staring in the series are Gina Carano as Cara Dune, a former Rebel Shock Trooper-turned-mercenary, Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon, a former Imperial Governor, and Carl Weathers as Greef Carga, the leader of a bounty hunter guild who hires Pascal’s character.
As for how to watch it, the show is an exclusive feature for Disney+, so you must be a member in order to view it. For those still on the fence about signing up for another streaming service, the good news is that Disney+ offers a seven-day free trial, so you can watch the first episode for free if you’re not sure if you want to spend the money.
After the seven-day free trial, you have a few options as to how to pay for the service. Disney currently is offering Disney+ at the cost of $6.99 a month, or $69.99 per year for those who prefer to pay all in advance in exchange for a cheaper annual cost.
Disney CEO Bob Iger also announced in August that a bundle package for after the streaming service launches including Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ at the cost of $12.99 per month, which is a great and much cheaper total value for the three services.
As for when The Mandalorian will be available for Star Wars fans to watch, the season will consist of eight episodes, with the first episode is set to be released on Novermber 12 along with Disney+’s launch.
After then, the second episode will be released three days later on Friday, and after that, on a weekly basis, with a new episode set to be released Friday through December 27th with the finale.
While the show is only eight episodes long, it appears to be very high quality, and if you are only getting Disney+ because you are interested in Star Wars, the streaming service also will have every previous Star Wars movie (except Solo) and TV show available as well, and many new Star Wars shows to arrive in the future.
The Mandalorian is set to be released on November 12 along with the release of Disney+.