In the last few years, there haven’t been many shows that captured the attention of so many as Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian. The success of Disney’s streaming service, at least in terms of subscriptions, cannot be disassociated from this first live-action Star Wars series that introduced us to The Child, a.k.a. Baby Yoda, having received highly positive reviews from critics and fans alike.
The score written by Oscar and Grammy winner Ludwig Göransson was certainly one of the highlights. Being the show a self-proclaimed Space-Western, Ludwig certainly nailed the assignment he was invited to tackle, creating an ambiance hat was indeed reminiscent of the classic westerns Star Wars was inspired by more than four decades ago, and even though it strayed quite a bit from the usual musical choices fans have been used to associate with the franchise throughout the years, it was received in a very positive manner, being seen as a breath of fresh air within the Star Wars universe, opening new doors for what to expect from future composers working in upcoming projects.
Having Ludwig back will probably mean that season 2 of The Mandalorian will continue to push Star Wars boundaries, hopefully in more ways than one.