Hype surrounding The Mandalorian on Disney Plus started all the way back in 2017 when the live-action TV series was initially announced, but I don’t think anyone expected just as much of a phenomenon as it turned out to be. Thanks to creator Jon Favreau, his amazing collection of writers and directors, and of course star Pedro Pascal as the titular character, The Mandalorian is a complete hit.
However, there’s one other little, tiny element that Disney can thank for the show’s success. Of course, that would be The Child, real name Grogu, who fans have dubbed Baby Yoda since his first appearance in season 1. It’s hard to say whether or not The Mandalorian would be as acclaimed if Baby Yoda didn’t exist, but we can guess it surely wouldn’t be as lucrative.
Although it’s been two weeks since the finale of The Mandalorian season 2 dropped, I’ll still make sure to drop a spoiler warning for the rest of this article. If you haven’t seen chapter 16, “The Rescue,” stop reading here.
So now that we know Grogu has been taken by Luke Skywalker and is no longer in the care of Din Djarin, what will happen for the adorable creature next? The Mandalorian season 3 has been confirmed, and it’s expected to drop in December 2021. It’s likely we might not see Baby Yoda in the next installment, except for perhaps a few flashbacks, so what will Disney do to continue his story? Obviously, this can’t be the last we’re seeing of the popular character.
Is a Baby Yoda show happening?
As of today, there have not been any announcements made about a Baby Yoda show. We Got This Covered recently reported that his own spinoff is in the works, however that’s far from confirmed. They cite an insider named Daniel Richtman, so we can take that with a grain of salt.
A TV series for Disney Plus all about Ahsoka Tano has been announced, so it’s possible Grogu could make an appearance there. As fans will remember, Mando and Grogu met the famous Jedi during season 2 of The Mandalorian, however she told them she couldn’t train the little green guy. Fast forward to the finale, and of course we see that Luke will be the Jedi to take on the job.
At the end of the day, while a Baby Yoda spinoff hasn’t been confirmed, it seems all but inevitable, right? Fans are absolutely in love with the character, still want to know more about his backstory and his future, and we all know he makes a ton of money for Disney with merchandise alone.
Star Wars has a major lineup in the works for their Disney Plus offerings, and I wouldn’t be surprised if a show centered around The Child is the next big announcement. Stay tuned!