Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the release month for The Mandalorian Season 2 on an earnings call. He also teased possible spinoff shows with characters from the hit series.
The Mandalorian Season 2 will be released in October 2020, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. The news came via Iger on an earnings call Tuesday.
Show creator Jon Favreau said after the Season 1 finale that Season 2 would debut in “Fall 2020,” so it’s nice to finally have a clear time on when to expect the next season.
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Besides the exciting news about the return of The Mandalorian, Iger also teased possible spinoff shows when talking about Season 2, saying they were “including the possibility of infusing it with more characters and taking those characters in their own direction in terms of series,” per The Hollywood Reporter.
The Mandalorian Season 1 capped off an impressive series debut with a finale full of twists and action. Chapter 8 raised the stakes and featured the confirmed deaths of two prominent Season 1 characters in IG-11 and Kuiil, both of whom died trying to protect Baby Yoda.
The final scene of Season 1 featured the first appearance of the Darksaber in live-action, wielded by Moff Gideon. This reveal hints to further exploration of Mandalorian lore in the next season.
Season 2 will also, obviously, focus on the growing bond between the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda. They are a clan of two now, as The Armorer told Din in the finale. It remains to be seen what the future holds for Baby Yoda, who is clearly strong with the Force.
The notion of spinoff shows based on The Mandalorian is intriguing. Cara Dune is a character in particular that I’d like to spend more time with — possibly a Disney+ show could focus on her shock trooper days and what she did on Endor post-Empire.
A spinoff show based on Moff Gideon’s past would also be interesting, exploring why he was thought to be dead and how he came into possession of the Darksaber. Or, Disney could surprise us with a new character in Season 2 worthy of their own spinoff as well.
Either way, it’s encouraging that The Mandalorian has been such a hit that the company is exploring other opportunities within its world.
Look out for more news on The Mandalorian Season 2 before October.