Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni kicked out the Star Wars live-action TV universe with The Mandalorian and it has been extremely successful in its first two seasons. Now, before the third season has even debuted, a Cinemablend interview has confirmed that work has already begun on The Mandalorian season 4.
When asked about the nature of TV shows and the opportunities that they provided, Jon Favreau revealed work has already begun on season 4 of The Mandalorian:
"With television, we’re very lucky that we don’t have to rush things through into an hour-and-a-half, two hours. We get to tell stories slowly. So now, as Dave [Filoni]’s doing Ahsoka, it’s very much informing the writing that I’m doing for [The Mandalorian] Season 4. It becomes – how should I put it – more precise."
This precision and the ability to focus on the more detailed storylines has been something that fans have had mixed reactions to. While projects such as The Mandalorian have been very successful, The Book of Boba Fett was markedly less so. Some may even consider it a risky move to proceed with The Mandalorian season 4 before the third comes out. But Favreau seemed to see this as more of an opportunity for storytelling stating:
"When I was writing the first season of Mandalorian, I could do anything, set it anywhere. Dave [Filoni] would read it, we’d go back and forth, I would adjust. And there it was. Now we have to figure out why there are certain Mandalorians who wear helmets, certain ones who don’t wear helmets, what’s happening on Mandalore, what’s Bo-Katan doing at the time? How does she feel about that? Where is the Darksaber? So it really creates very fertile ground for imagination, for storytelling."
This versatile ground is exactly why it is encouraging to see multiple seasons working in tandem with each other. The interviews with people such as Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have made it clear that Lucasfilm is working together as a cohesive whole when building these vast narratives. For Star Wars fans, it just seems to be good news after more good news, and this author wouldn’t have it any other way.