Back in April, a rumour surfaced online suggesting that Disney+ had already renewed Lucasfilm’s upcoming live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian for a second season, and creator and executive producer Jon Favreau has seemingly confirmed that fact during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
“We’re done with the first season and I’m actually writing part of the second season now,” said Favreau, who has previously ventured to the galaxy far, far away with roles in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Solo: A Star Wars Story. “I’m having a blast. It’s like turning over your toy chest and playing with all the Star Wars toys together. We’re having a great time.”
Favreau also offered up a few words on the show and its setting, stating that: “It’s about a bounty hunter, it’s after Return of the Jedi. The Empire is gone and all hell is breaking loose on the outer rim. It’s about the scum and villainy now that, once you take out the rule of law what happens is chaos takes over.”
The Mandalorian is set to premiere on Disney+ on November 12th 2019, so presumably we can soon expect a first trailer soon, perhaps at Comic-Con this coming week, or next month’s D23.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian sees Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) leading a cast that includes Gina Carano (Deadpool), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Nick Nolte (Afflication), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man).