The second season of the much-anticipated 'Star Wars' spinoff series will be available on Disney's streaming service in October.
Star Wars fans, rejoice! The second season of the super hit show, The Mandalorian, is expected to hit Disney+ in October. Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, spilled the beans yesterday during the company's quarterly earnings call.
Since airing for the first time on the 12th of November 2019, the now hugely popular Star Wars spin-off show went on to build a religious following, for its engaging plot and presenting some of the fringe characters in a whole new light. The Mandalorian's adulation peaked, even more so, because of the introduction of a certain Baby Yoda, which has easily stolen the hearts of millions of viewers worldwide.
Courtesy of the success of the show, Disney+ has seen its subscribers run past 28 million since its launch less than three months ago. Iger, while not giving away any details of when exactly the Season 2 premiere was due, did tease a potential Mandalorian spinoff in the near future.
Besides this, Disney has hinted at plenty more Star Wars-based shows for the coming years such as a show based on Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Rogue One's Cassian Andor, portrayed by Diego Luna, with the former reportedly facing production delays.
The Mandalorian revolves around Din Djarin, portrayed by Pedro Pascal, a bounty hunter who has been contracted to kill The Child ( Baby Yoda), a job he declines only to become its protector instead. Since its appearance, The Child has become a major phenomenon, so much that actors from behind the scenes are raving about the character as well.
Speaking to Comicbook.com, Emily Swallow, who plays the Armorer in the show, had this to say about Baby Yoda: "I mean, that was ridiculous, because like you know that it's not real, but it really is just as cute in person. I was so, so happy that I got to be in a scene with him, and I had no idea though, the kind of impact it would have, and I didn't think, I mean, everything was so secretive around filming it. I didn't really know everything that had gone on with him in the episodes that I wasn't in, but I was super-excited that I got to be the one to reveal the stuff about the Jedi and where he might have come from."