As the third season of The Mandalorian approaches the halfway point, preparations for production of a fourth season are already underway. Jon Favreau has confirmed he’s written the scripts for Season 4, which is reportedly shooting this Fall, which will continue to tale of Din Djarin and his Mandalorian foundling, Grogu. But how long will that tale continue? According to Favreau, forever is on the table.
In an interview with EW, Favreau was asked how many seasons of the show he could potentially create. “I’m having a blast, and I love working with Dave [Filoni], and I love how the characters develop over time,” he said. “I also love that there are other stories now being told in that same time period, like Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew.“ Those shows, set in the same New Republic era as The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, look set to play major roles in whatever overarching story Favreau has in mind for Grogu and Din and working with the creators of those shows has been integral to his continued enjoyment behind the scenes of The Mandalorian.
I really have been enjoying this tremendously and I love these characters and I love seeing how they’re growing together. I’ve really enjoyed working with this group of people and I love collaborating with all these different filmmakers and different storytellers, both from the directors we work with, and other showrunners like Dave and, and others like [Skeleton Crew’s] Jon Watts and Chris Ford.Jon Favreau
Favreau further explained that his timeline for wrapping up The Mandalorian is pretty deeply tied to how much he enjoys making it and it sounds like he’s having the time of his life.
I don’t know what would make me not enjoy doing it, especially as long as the audience is connecting with these characters. This feels like a really enjoyable moment. And I love this format of telling one chapter at a time and keeping the audience guessing, but also fulfilling certain expectations.Jon Favreau
The enjoyment of the audience and their knowledge of the goings on in the galaxy far, far away obviously carry some weight with Favreau and are taken into consideration when developing the stories that shape this corner of the Star Wars universe.
Now it feels like there’s a larger context for me to understand. Because we just knew what happened after [The Mandalorian], and we knew what happened before, and there’s a lot to draw upon from additional stories that were told outside of what’s considered official canon now, but is held very dearly to the fans who’ve been at it for decades. And so we like to take all of that into consideration.Jon Favreau
Creating new characters and stories that continue to world build one of the most popular and successful franchises in the world on a week-by-week basis certainly wasn’t what anyone expected following the completion of the sequel trilogy, but it is what’s working best for Lucasfilm with Star Wars right now. And, more importantly, Favreau and the talented crew of collaborators he’s assembled enjoy it and keep coming back for more.
It’s a really wonderful format, and you really grow to appreciate having such a good team around you that, for each new film, you would have to assemble. But [with The Mandalorian] we get to inherit this great group of talented people that we could work with every year.Jon Favreau
It sounds as though the tales of Grogu and Din are in good hands and will continue to be spun for the foreseeable future.
Source: Entertainment Weekly