The stoic space bounty hunter from a galaxy far, far away, returns with long awaited season 2 on October 30. With every other major show and film getting a delayed release, it’s quite exciting that we get to have this Disney Plus overnight phenomenon come back right on schedule.
So what can you expect from this season, who’s in it, and how can you watch The Mandalorian season 2? Here’s everything we know so far:
What to Expect in Season 2?
Based on the ending of last season, we saw Mando (Pedro Pascal) and The Child (Baby Yoda) narrowly escape Imperial Agent Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito). Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Greef Karga (Carl Weathers), and a bounty droid named IG-11 (voiced by Taika Waititi) helped in the escape, which pushed Moff Gideon to be momentarily thwarted. However, it was then revealed that he’s in the possession of the Darksaber. As for Mando, he was last seen jetting out into space to figure out the mystery of his new companion.
So what’s in store for season 2? As expected, Gideon would still mostly likely be trailing behind Mando and Baby Yoda. Mando will continue to search for Baby Yoda’s home — where that is, remains a complete mystery — and might have to scour the outermost parts of the galaxy to find The Child’s true family as seen in the trailer.
Speaking of trailer, you may just want to check out this official teaser trailer for season 2 to get glimpses of what you can expect in this new season:
Who’s in Season 2?
Of course, The Mandalorian wouldn’t be there if there’s no the Mandalorian himself. Pedro Pascal is back for season 2 and will be once again joined by Gina Carano as trooper-turned-mercenary Cara Dune. Carl Weathers is also back as Greef Karga, and Giancarlo Esposito is back as Moff Gideon. Rounding up this list of returning characters is fan-favourite baby Yoda.
There are some talks of guest stars and surprise appearances that are set to happen this season, although of course, we’ll have to wait and see who’s truly confirmed or not. So far, Disney has unveiled Timothy Oliphant as Cobb Vanth, who’s said to appear alongside “Terminator” alum Michael Biehn. Actress Rosario Dawson is also said to appear as “Clone Wars” character Ahsoka Tano, who is known to be Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice.
How to Watch The Mandalorian Season 2
To start watching season 2 of The Mandalorian, you’ll simply have to subscribe to a Disney+ account. Unfortunately, however, Disney Plus has stopped providing a 7-day free trial offer in Australia and in other countries where it’s live.
A subscription to Disney+ Australia costs $8.99/month. You also have the option of signing up for a whole year for only $89.99 and save $17. Both packages give you the exact same offering when it comes to content, devices, streaming quality, and number of simultaneous streams. If you compare Disney+ to other Australian streaming providers, you’ll also find it to cost much less than the likes of Stan and Netflix.
Is there a Season 3 for The Mandalorian?
To answer this simply — yes, there are plans for season 3 but Disney has yet to give it an official green Baby Yoda thumbs up. Chalking it up to COVID-19 halting production for several months, Favreau was able to get a head start on the script for season 3.
Despite not having an official green light, a third season seems very imminent given the success of the show and all the potential storyline that the show could possibly explore. On top of that, Disney also has more live-action Star Wars spin-off TV shows that are yet to come, which includes a storyline based on Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) from “Rogue One” and another one that includes Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi.