Jon Favreau, the creator and showrunner of The Mandalorian, says that the show needs to cater to both Star Wars fans and those who are new to the franchise.
Disney+ couldn’t have wished for a better response to The Mandalorian when its first season aired last year and now we are patiently waiting for season two to arrive in just a couple of months.
But creator Jon Favreau new from the beginning that the challenge would be making a series that was appealing to both die-hard Star Wars fans and those who are new to the franchise. Speaking to Deadline, he said:
“We wanted to really wind it back to the things that inspired the original Star Wars and really get it small in scale and tell simple stories, because part of what you inherit when you’re going to see Star Wars now is this whole history, because the stories have been told for decades, and it was nice, with the new medium, to be able to start with a new set of characters to introduce a new audience… These are myths, and so you always want to have an outstretched hand to people who might not have that background. And so you’re really telling two stories at once. You’re telling the story for the people who are fresh eyes, and you’re telling the story for the people who’ve been there with the property and with the stories and the characters for so many years, and make sure that you’re honoring them, as well.”
It would certainly be interesting to hear from someone who had never seen Star Wars content before watching The Mandalorian. Was the show your first step into the franchise? Let us know on social media @flickeringmyth…
The Mandalorian season two is set to premiere in October 2020 and sees the returning Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin), Gina Carano (Cara Dune), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) and Bill Burr (Mayfield) alongside new cast additions Rosario Dawson (Daredevil), Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones), Katee Sackhoff (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Timothy Olyphant (Justified) and Michael Biehn (The Terminator).