The Mandalorian arrives on Disney+ this week on October 30th. Last week, the show released its final trailer during Monday Night Football. This week, we are hearing that the premiere episode of Season 2 will be an extended episode!
According to Movieweb, at 52 minutes long, the first episode of Season 2, reportedly titled The Search, will have lots of time to pack in as much as possible once we return to a galaxy far, far away. Episodes in the first season of The Mandalorian would range from anywhere between 30 to 46 minutes, with the season finale lasting the latter.
Movieweb says that it is worth noting of course that this does not mean all the episodes of the upcoming series will be this long, with the second season likely to follow in its predecessors’ footsteps and contain varying lengths for each installment. Check out the final trailer for Season 2 below!
EW recently shared some exciting new images to preview Season Two of the hit series that is set in the Star Wars universe.
The Mandalorian follows bounty hunter Din Djarin, who everyone belovingly refers to as ‘Mando’ and is played by Pedro Pascal. Mando was sent to find, retrieve, and return The Child, who is referred to by fans as ‘Baby Yoda.”
“Quite simply: We didn’t overthink things,” said Dave Filoni, who is an advisor to the show. “George started with these very iconic characters whose relationships are very clear, and then introduced what’s at stake — for us, the [fate of] the Child,” said Filoni. “An audience tends to enjoy a story by sticking to tropes and characters they understand — like a gunslinger in the Old West. So it was a clear story and a fun adventure even if you’ve never seen anything [in the Star Wars universe].”
Jon Favreau, Showrunner and head of the writing room said, “I’ll come up with ideas and sometimes Dave will say, ‘You can’t do this in Star Wars.’ Then I’ll cite examples from the movies, or Clone Wars, to try to use as a justification. I’m like a lawyer talking to a judge; I am to him as he was to George. I won’t do anything without Dave’s approval. And to his credit, he understands that Stars Wars needs to be fun and ever-evolving.”
Favreau is also directing an episode in the show’s second season, as are the likes of Rick Famuyiwa, Robert Rodriguez, and Carl Weathers, who plays Greef Karga in the series.
At the end of the first season, fans were introduced to Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), who was in pursuit of obtaining The Child. This second season will pick up almost immediately from where the first season ended. There are rumors of some major cameos in season two, including that of Boba Fett, Darth Maul, and a confirmed appearance of Ahsoka Tano, who will be played by Rosario Dawson.
The Mandalorian Season Two premieres on Disney+ on October 30th. Check out all of the great images below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!