For two months, we all diligently watched The Mandalorian every week. We cheered on Din Djarin, feared for the safety of Grogu, watched some eggs get eaten and were thrilled by the many returns of fan-favorite characters.
And then, just like that, it was over. Luke took Grogu away, Boba Fett took over Jabba’s palace, and we were left wanting more, but there are no new Star Wars shows on Disney+ for a year. Now we’re all trying to find another perfect space western, with compelling characters, great action and memorable moments to fill the time until The Mandalorian comes back. While the perfect show might not be out there, we do have some pretty great alternatives to check out if you’re looking to scratch that Mandalorian itch over the next year or so.
Quick side note: Firefly is not on this list. Yes, it’s the perfect example of a space Western to follow The Mandalorian, but you’ve already seen it. You have seen Firefly right? Quick, watch Firefly, and then check out these other five shows that compliment The Mandalorian.
5. The Witcher
Length: One season
Netflix’s hit series based on the series of Polish novels is a fantastic companion series to The Mandalorian if you want the same type of TV show in a fantasy setting. Both series star a loner character who comes into town looking to do a job, get paid, and get out. In both cases, the lone warrior is compelled to protect a child and form emotional bonds, despite his desire to come off cold and heartless. Both series focus on a smaller story set in a much bigger universe that we only get glimpses of as the show progresses. And in both, when you get to the end of the show, and you’re impatiently waiting for the new season, there’s a wealth of books and video games you can explore to expand the universe even further.
"The story of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than monsters and beasts."