'The Mandalorian' season two will be released in October, Disney confirms
If you're like me and you were left bitterly disappointed by The Rise of Skywalker (seriously, what was Finn going to tell Rey??), the fact that The Mandalorian was so darn good hopefully helped soften the blow to the lackluster end of the Star Wars Skywalker Saga.
Disney's dive into George Lucas' galaxy far, far away has been hit and miss since releasing their first Star Wars movie back in 2015. Where The Force Awakens and Rogue One left both casual and devoted Star Wars fans seriously impressed, the response to both Solo and The Last Jedi were more divided.
However, I think one thing every Star Wars fan can agree on is that Jon Favreau western-style Disney+ show The Mandalorian is absolutely remarkable.
Check out the trailer to The Mandalorian below:
Debuting on the streaming site back in November 2019, the first series follows a Mandalorian bounty hunter by the name of Din Djarin, as he struggles to evade danger after rescuing a force-sensitive baby (from the same unnamed species as Yoda) from the clutches of the fallen Galactic Empire.
As well as spawning an unholy amount of memes and what I'm sure will be an eye-watering amount of merchandise sales, The Mandalorian has also received an outpouring of positive reviews from fans and critics alike.
Rotten Tomatoes reported a 95% approval rating for the first season with an average rating of 8.23/10, based on 15 reviews, with Forbes describing the first season as "the best new Star Wars since Return Of The Jedi'.
With such a positive response, it is no surprise Disney boss Robert Iger has now confirmed that there will be a season two of the blaster-slinging show - but fans will have to wait until October of this year until it hits Disney+.
In a conference call yesterday, Iger, along with Disney's Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy, revealed that along with a second season, Disney+ subscribers will be treated to a slew of new shows this year, such as the Marvel spin-off WandaVision (set for December) and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (set for August).
Speaking of the 28 million+ subscribers currently signed up to the streaming service, Iger commented:
"We recognize there’s a lot of interest in this new business and we wanted to give you some additional context. So I’m pleased to say that as of Monday, we were at 28.6 million paid subscribers.
"We had a strong first quarter, highlighted by the launch of Disney+, which has exceeded even our greatest expectations.
"Thanks to our incredible collection of brands, outstanding content from our creative engines and state-of-the-art technology, we believe our direct-to-consumer services, including Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu, position us well for continued growth in today's dynamic media environment."