As the proliferation of Lucasfilm’s small screen Star Wars output continues with the likes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, Ahsoka and a whole slew of other projects showcased this past weekend at Star Wars Celebration, the studio’s OG Disney+ show The Mandalorian now has a return date for its hotly-anticipated third season.
As revealed at Celebration, The Mandalorian will make its return for in February 2023, with a teaser shown to fans in attendance at the convention confirming that we’ll be paying a visit to the planet of Mandalore, with Katee Sackhoff back once more in the role of Bo-Katan Kryze.
Meanwhile, speaking to CinemaBlend, The Mandalorian writer and executive producer Jon Favreau confirmed that he’s currently working on the scripts for season four of the show, as well as teasing further overlap and crossovers with the ‘New Republic’-era shows.
“With television, we’re very lucky that we don’t have to rush things through into an hour-and-a-half, two hours,” said Favreau. “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 more precise.”
“I think that inevitably, no matter how simple you start, the story threads start to connect and weave and overlap,” he continued. “And with Dave Filoni’s deep understanding of everything around the time period, opportunities will always arise when we have story meetings and conversations about, ‘Well, you know what character would be here now.'”
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The first two seasons of The Mandalorian are available to stream now on Disney+ and feature a cast that includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Burr, Ming-Na Wen, Temuera Morrison, Katee Sackhoff, Timothy Olyphant, Nick Nolte, Werner Herzog, Amy Sedaris, Omid Abtahi, Rosario Dawson, Sasha Banks and Mark Hamill.