With less than two months to go until the premiere of the second season of the hit live-action Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian, Entertainment Weekly has shared an exclusive first look at what’s to come!
As a part of EW’s fall issue, the magazine touched base with various members of the cast and crew of The Mandalorian, peeling back the curtain on what to expect from season 2. Showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni discussed working together and some of the various considerations that take place when making creative decisions for the show. Filoni also noted that along with expanding the storylines in the second season, the relationship between the fearsome bounty hunter Din Djarin and the Child (who apparently became a downright celebrity on set) will continue to develop.
The man underneath the Mandalorian’s helmet, Pedro Pascal, noted to the magazine that season 2 picks up directly after season 1. He touched on the struggles that Din will face as he enters “dangerous territory” while still trying to adapt to the learning curve of the paternal role that he has taken on with caring for the Child.
The season 1 finale of The Mandalorian found Din and the Child heading off to embark on a new journey, parting ways with Greef Karga and Cara Dune after a narrow escape from Moff Gideon. The aforementioned villain, who was shown wielding the ancient and mysterious Darksaber in the final moments of the season, will continue his pursuit of Din and the Child. Giancarlo Esposito, who portrays Gideon, told Entertainment Weekly that he will be going toe-to-toe with the bounty hunter in an iconic battle.
Check out the photo gallery with stills from season 2 below.
There are two different covers available for EW’s October issue, which can be found on newsstands beginning September 18. The alternate cover can be found at Barnes & Noble.
Season 2 of The Mandalorian will consist of eight episodes, once again, and directors this time around include the likes of Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Robert Rodriguez, and Jon Favreau himself.
The second season will begin streaming on Disney+ on October 30. Stay tuned for the trailer!