It’s been a big week or so for news about the upcoming, live-action Star Wars: Mandalorian series. First we saw (unconfirmed but what appears to be legit) new promo art for the series. Then we learned that we’ll be getting a new, exclusive sneak peek at the show at Disney’s D23 Expo 2019 in August. Well, now producer Jon Favreau has confirmed that not only will there be a second season, but that it’s already begun production.
Back in May we told you that Disney had already given The Mandalorian series the green light for Season 2. Not only that, but Favreau would in fact be returning to helm the show for its sophomore outing. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that the show is already beginning production for its second season. Disney went all-in on the project from the start by handing Favreau a $100 million budget for the first season. Hearing Favreau talk excitedly about Season 2 already gives fans even more confidence in the show.
Favreau confirms he’s begun work on Season 2 of The Mandalorian series
Jon Favreau recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about his various projects. The main topic was, of course, The Lion King, which had its Hollywood premier just this week. Notwithstanding, the conversation soon turned to The Mandalorian series. As makingstarwars.net notes, Favreau was almost giddy speaking about the project:
I got together with the guy, Dave Filoni, who is my partner on this one as producer, and we’re writing this stuff and coming up – it’s honestly like turning over your toy chest and playing with all the Star Wars toys together. We’re having a great time. It’s all new characters, it’s gonna be on Disney+ coming up in the Fall, and we’re done with the first season. I was actually writing part of the second season now. So I’m having a blast.”
Expectations are high for the first ever, live-action Star Wars television production. The Mandalorian series, with the involvement of Favreau, Dave Filoni (producer; director), Pedro Pascal (the Mandalorian), Gina Carano, Taika Waititi (director) and others, it’s sure to live up to those expectations.
The Mandalorian series debuts November 12, 2019 on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+.