Season 2 of Mandalorian is just six months away. This may look particularly far, but will soon come and give a much-needed dose of space escape in a distant, far-distant galaxy.
We bundled all the latest news in a neat little box to help you get ready for Mando (and Baby Yoda, lest we forget). This includes a release date – plus an effort to narrow down the window on this hype train from its October stop – news, speculation, and much more.
The planned release date of Mandalorian season 2 is October 2023, which Disney announced in the February earnings report.
Season 2 was already underway as Season 1 began the release of Disney Plus – designer Jon Favreau announced the second season after just one episode was released.
On Friday 27 December, Favreau disclosed a little more, with a tweet to announce that the new season will arrive in autumn 2023. Much later was Disney announced the actual month of October.
Season 2 of #TheMandalorian coming Fall 2023 pic.twitter.com/8VQYLDMQ0V
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) December 27, 2019
The cast of season 2 includes:
- Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian
- Carl Weathers as Greef Karga
- Gina Carano as Cara Dune
- Werner Herzog as The Client
- Nick Nolte as Kuiil
Like The Way for Star Wars, the plot details for the Mandalorian season 2 are kept under wraps. However, we can make guesses by taking into consideration both the final of season 1 and the new interviews.
First of all, the finals of the season: Mando has managed to escape Moff Gideon’s clutches and take Baby Yoda – officially known as The Boy – away. It was his job to raise the mysterious creature as his own in the Mandalorian code. Gideon may, in the meantime, have been forced to crash by The Mandalorian, but he got an opportunity to reveal the Darksaber, his lightsaber. Gideon used the knife to remove the wreckage of his ship, and will probably take vengeance on it. For reasons that are not yet known, Gideon still has his eyes on The Child.
Season 2 will undoubtedly follow the path set for episode 7, with Gideon hot on the tail of Mando at each turn. Expect more powers to appear if Baby Yoda is allowed to improve his skills under the leadership of Mando. About film Gideon actor Giancarlo Esposito says that after his brief stint at the end of last season, he “most definitely” has a more significant role to play in The Mandalorian season 2. This includes even another Baby Yoda scene.