release date, history, cast, all the info on the Disney + series

Season 2 of The Mandalorian will land at the end of 2020 on Disney +. As the protagonists working on the series based on the Star Wars universe are quite talkative, we already know a lot about the new episodes that await us. This gives you a rundown of everything we know so far, and there is a lot to say about it.

The Mandalorian is an original Disney + series, exclusive to this platform. Season 1 of the show, which is one of the main appeal products of the new SVOD service, consists of eight episodes, all of which are already available. Disney has opted for a different strategy from its competitors by releasing one episode per week, where the norm on video-on-demand streaming platforms has become to kick off an entire season at once. A way for Disney + to retain its audience, which thus does not unsubscribe after a month, or even at the end of the 7-day free trial.

Spectators are now waiting for the season 2. We’ve put together all the information about him for you – a compendium of everything we know about this file.

📆 What is the release date of season 2 of The Mandalorian?

The Mandalorian season 2 will arrive next October 30 on Disney +. Disney confirmed this in a tweet. It will therefore be released almost exactly a year after the first season, which debuted in November 2019.

🧮 How many episodes will season 2 have?

As for season 1, eight episodes await us. We even already know their titles, which we indicate to you below (the French titles are unknown to this day).

  • (Chapter 1: The Search)
  • (Chapter 2: The Confrontation)
  • (Chapter 3: The Bounty)
  • (Chapter 4: The Republic)
  • (Chapter 5: The Loyalist)
  • (Chapter 6: The Sorcerer)
  • (Chapter 7: The Return)
  • (Chapter 8: The Empire)

The “1 week, 1 episode” model should be renewed for this season 2.

❓ What is the history of the show?

The series is set in the Star Wars universe, following the second trilogy in the Skywalker Saga in chronological order of history. So the plot takes seven years after the fall of the Galactic Empire (Return of the Jedi) and the creation of the New Republic, and 25 years before the events of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re looking forward to The Mandalorian season 2 after enjoying the premiere. But if you haven’t watched Season 1 yet, be warned – we’ll cover some of the highlights in the next few paragraphs. If you want to avoid spoilers and not be exposed to the plot, then skip this part and resume reading the article in the next section.

Before anticipating the storyline for Season 2, let’s start with a brief review of the facts of Season 1. Orphaned, Din Djarin is taken in by the Mandalorians, who train and train him. He then becomes a recognized and respected bounty hunter. One of his missions leads him to capture a character nicknamed by the community “Baby Yoda”, a child of the same race as Master Yoda. He must deliver it to Moff Gideon, a holdover from the Old Empire. But remorseful and after being saved by the child, who discovers strength despite his young age, he decides to protect and take under his wing the little creature, thereby attracting the wrath of his sponsor.

At the end of Season 1, the hero of the series, nicknamed “Mando” managed to (temporarily) defeat Moff Gideon, at the cost of losing several allies. A commanding officer of the Mandalorian Order, who has been decimated, reminds him that by the code to which he has sworn allegiance, he is now the baby yoda father until he reunites with his family. Mando’s new priority is therefore found: to bring back the strange being to his family, of whom he knows nothing. This is how Season 1 ends.

Now let’s move on to Season 2. Of course, the gist of the plot is being kept under wraps. But by checking the statements of actors, directors or people linked to the project with what we already know, we can move forward on certain points. The common thread will therefore be the search for the people from which Baby Yoda comes. A task that will be disturbed by Moff Gideon, who survived the crash of his ship and who will also want to recover Baby Yoda to study him, wanting revenge on Mando.

Gideon who, we realize in the dying moments of Season 1, has more than one trick up his sleeve. He manages to extricate himself from the hulk of his ship with the help of a black lightsaber. A weapon which is not unknown to followers of the Star Wars Extended Universe and which should take on great importance in season 2. The darksaber was created over a millennium ago by Tarre Vizsla, who was the first Mandalorian to join the ranks of the Jedi Order. It is a symbol of power, and its owner can claim to unite all the Mandalorian clans under his banner. His story is already long recounted in the animated series The Clone Wars, then in Rebels. Seeing it in Moff Gideon’s hands does not bode well, and we imagine that Din Djarin will be very interested in getting it back. The importance of this sword in the plot is confirmed by the arrival of a new character to the cast, but we will tell you more about that a little later.

moff gideon
Moff Gideon, current owner of the darksaber, in a suit inspired by that of Darth Vader

Star Wars isn’t all about lightsaber battles, the expanded universe spin-offs, and now The Mandalorian have shown us that. But there will be a lightsaber duel in the next season of the Disney + series, a confidence slipped by Giancarlo Esposito, the actor playing Moff Gideon. No more details for the moment, but we can’t wait to see it.

👩🏼‍🤝‍🧑🏼 What is the cast for season 2?

The cast should seriously beef up this season, with the appearance of well-known characters from the Star Wars universe, some even part of the skywalker mythology.

Let’s start with Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, The Flash, Riddick), who doubles the voice of Bo-Katan Kryze in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels animated series. This time, she will directly play the character in The Mandalorian. Bo-Katan Kryze is a Mandalorian, and not just any one since she managed to unite several clans of her divided people after taking control of the darksaber mentioned earlier. She therefore lost it to Moff Gideon and should play an important role in season 2.

Bo-Katan Kryze
Bo-Katan Kryze

Rosario Dawson (Daredevil and other Marvel Cinematic Universe series) will play the role ofAhsoka Tano. She is originally from the planet Shili, but the Jedi Order spotted her at a very young age and she was transferred to Coruscant for Jedi training. At the start of the Clone Wars, she becomes Anakin Skywalker’s padawan (apprentice). A story told in The Clone Wars. Other than with Baby Yoda, the presence of the Force and the Jedi was very limited in Season 1 of The Mandalorian, it looks like it will be reinforced in Season 2.

Temuera Morrison is expected to make an appearance in the next season, but he should be a cameo and not a major supporting role. As a reminder, he had played Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. He had been beheaded at the end of the film by Mace Windu under the dumbfounded eyes of his son (who is actually a young version of his own clone), Boba fett. It is precisely the latter that Temuera Morrison could play in Season 2 of The Mandalorian. He could also play Rex, a clone of his father who was designed to be a stormtrooper and who appears in The Clone Wars and Rebels.

Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens) finally takes on the role of a bounty hunter who has crossed paths with Mando in the past. Timothy Olyphant will also be in the cast to play a new character.

We have reviewed the arrival of the new faces already known, now move on to those who will make the return.

Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones) of course resumes his role as Din Djarin. Ditto for the most important supporting characters: Gina Carano as the former rebel Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as the leader of the Bounty Hunters Guild Greef Carga and finally Giancarlo Esposito in the role of Moff gideon, the antagonist. Baby Yoda will also be present, we reassure you.

We were pretty sure we would see them again, so that’s confirmed. But these are not the only heads of season 1 to return in season 2. Note, among the characters that we will quote below, some were left for dead or in an uncomfortable situation in the previous episodes, their presence in cast therefore falls under the spolier (even if the possibility of flashback is not to be ruled out completely either).

The Mandalorian Armourer
The Armourer

Emily Swallow (The Mentalist, Supernatural) will be present in season 2. “Who? You might be wondering? This is the actress hidden under the helmet of The Armourer, the one from whom Mando took his orders and came to forge pieces of equipment. At the end of the first season, she allows Din Djarin’s team to escape by holding back the imperialists. An action that felt like a last-ditch sacrifice and we weren’t paying too much for it, but the actress is here for a second season.

Also back are the mercenaries who betrayed Mando in mid-season 1. Bill Burr returns as the insufferable Mayfield, after Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, Star Wars: Natalia Tena confirms that she likes big licenses by reprising her role of Xi’an. Finally, the bully Burg played by Clancy Brown is also making her comeback. All these beautiful people will undoubtedly want revenge on Mando, who locked them in a prison in the New Republic.

xian mandalorian

Julia Jones, in the shoes of the villager namedOmera who seems to have fallen in love with Mando when he searched for a safe planet of refuge to hide himself and Baby Yoda, is also in the cast. Just like Omid Abtahi (American Gods, Better Call Saul, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), who plays the Dr Pershing, in the service of Moff Gideon and whose life was spared by Mando.

All of this casting information tells us a lot about what we can expect to see in season 2.

➕ Is a season 3 of The Mandalorian already planned?

Yes, there will indeed be a third season. While the broadcast of season 2 still seems a bit distant, Disney has already started working on it. The pre-production phase has been initiated: showrunner Jon Favreau has started writing this new round of episodes that we can certainly watch at the end of 2021, and production is working on the question of sets and environments. . We will probably hear about a possible Season 4 after the release of Season 2.

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