Jon Favreau‘s The Mandalorian was a breath of fresh air for Star Wars. It managed to modernize the franchise while staying true to its roots. The first season introduces us to an interesting mystery that would keep the series going. Lovingly called Baby Yoda by fans, the Child’s origins and connection to the Force will be a driving force of the show’s direction. The first season was strongly inspired by Lone Wolf and Cub before opening up to a larger world. Pedro Pascal‘s Mandalorian and the Child were confronted by Giancarlo Esposito‘s Moff Gideon. He is in the possession of the Dark Saber, which some might’ve recognized from The Clone Wars. A lot of mysteries have been set-up and it seems that Esposito may have revealed that they will be solved once the fourth season arrives.
The next season of The Mandalorian [season 2] is going to be very interesting because you’re going to start to find out the power of The Child, what The Child really means,” he said. “You will also start to uncover the origins of the Darksaber that Moff Gideon has and how that plays into previous Star Wars history connected to The Clone Wars and other shows. And you’ll start to get a real dramatic sense of the territory. We’re living in a universe that’s huge, and there’s so much to explore. So I think this show is going to start to lay the groundwork for the depth and breadth that’s going to come in season 3 and season 4, where you’re really gonna start to get answers.
The third season was Hollywood’s worst kept secret so the big reveal is that a fourth is already planned. It looks like Favreau may have already mapped out well in advance. The biggest takeaway is also that Disney is avoiding the Netflix strategy. Netflix pretty much limits their series to two to three season runs. Anything beyond isn’t considered profitable. So, if they are already planning out the fourth season there is a good chance these shows have a chance of sticking around for longer. We might get a good mix of long-term shows like The Mandalorian with limited series. WandaVision seems likely to not get a continuation so they have a nice combination to draw in new subscribers. We are only a little over a month away from The Mandalorian‘s second season, so there is a lot more Star Wars to come.
Source: Slash Film