Walt Disney’s latest hit series, The Mandalorian, was renewed for a second season.
The Mandalorian is the first live-action series from the Star Wars franchise. It tells the story of Din Djarin (also known as Mando), a lone bounty hunter who travels through the outer reaches of the galaxy to hunt his new bounty, The Child.
The second season—scheduled to be released October 30—will stream on Disney+ every Friday at midnight.
Written and directed by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian is based five years after Return of the Jedi (1983), the third movie of the original Star Wars trilogy. Although the show briefly mentions events from the trilogy, you don’t need to watch the movies to understand the show, so both long-time Star Wars fans and newbies can tune in.
Like the first one, season two features action-filled adventures on the fringes of the galaxy. The first season included flying round space, blowing stuff up, and chilling fighting scenes.
Action scenes were accompanied by an electrifying soundtrack. When the main theme, which was created by Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson, kicks in, it makes the fights feel as iconic as those seen in the Star Wars movies. Most of the music in the series doesn’t include long lyrics, which mirrors the way that characters say few lines.
Season one was also full of loveable characters, the most famous one being Baby Yoda. But as the second season starts unfoiling, it seems like new characters were added to the plot. The season’s trailer mentions the Jedi for the first time and implies that we might finally get a glimpse of The Child and his species.
If the trailer didn’t get fans fully excited to see the return of Mando and The Child, then a fan-favorite return might. Actress Rosario Dawson implied in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that she will play Ahsoka Tano, a female character seen in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in The Mandalorian.
If Ahsoka does make a cameo in the series, it will most likely be in the one episode written and directed by Dave Filoni, who directed Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The anticipation to see Ahsoka Tano—which some speculate will happen on episode five—might outweigh the excitement of seeing Baby Yoda on the screen once again.
Whatever this season will bring us, be sure to grab your favorite Baby Yoda toy and snuggle up to watch The Mandalorian in action. Just like the Mandalorians said, “this is the way.”