The award-winning HBO series, Succession, is coming to an end after its fourth season. Some are looking forward to the finale while others deem that it’s too soon. This raises the question, should The Mandalorian consider wrapping up as well?
The Mandalorian was the first live action series set in the Star Wars galaxy and served as an early hook for Disney +. The show is now well into its third season. So far, none of the other series of its kind has even had a second series.
In fact of all the live action series, only Andor is set to receive a second season which will be its last as planned. No word yet on if The Book of Boba Fett or Obi-Wan Kenobi will be receiving such a treatment.
By comparison this makes The Mandalorian seem like a gargantuan epic. By the end of its third season it will have racked up 24 episodes. If the confirmed fourth season keeps to the same number of episodes the series will end up with 32 ‘chapters’ in total, if my math checks out.
While this isn’t necessarily a huge amount of episodes, many others have done more with less. Andor will conclude with 24 episodes in total next year and judging by the high standards of the first season, we have every reason to believe that Tony Gilroy and team will produce a more than satisfying conclusion to the story of Cassian Andor before the events of Rogue One.
Surely the team behind The Mandalorian can achieve the same result. The first two seasons were dominated by Din Djarin’s quest to find a home for Grogu. Now the focus of the series seems to be restoring the glory of Mandalore, the lost homeworld of the Mandalorian people as well as personal redemption for Djarin. With still half of the third season and all of the fourth to go, will this be sufficient to wrap up this arc?
The slate for Disney + is only getting busier. Star Wars is no exception. The franchise now seems to be almost entirely focused on television serials, with many of the planned movies announced in the post-Skywalker-Saga era having been either delayed or scrapped entirely. Aside from season 2 of Andor in 2024, we also have Ahsoka later this year as well as The Acolyte, Skeleton Crew and Lando airing at, as of yet, undetermined dates.
What this means is that even if there is no more of The Mandalorian, Star Wars fans will not be starved for viewing pleasures. Not by a long shot. Lucasfilm seems to not be familiar with the old saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
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