Lucasfilm has released the official trailer for the second season of The Mandalorian, due to begin streaming next month on Disney+. And it heavily promises that the Jedi will return, with Mando instructed to return The Child to these 'enemy sorcerers'. There is one jedi revealed in the footage, who many at first believed to be Ahsoka Tano. The actress has since been identified as Sasha Banks, but her character has not yet been identified.
Since premiering with the launch of the streaming service last year, The Mandalorian has been one of today's most popular shows. It was no surprise to see the series get a renewal based on its instant success, and Star Wars fans can now get a better look at what's to come with the new trailer posted online for season two.
In the show's second season, "The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire." The new season also brings back Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon. Like the first season, various guest stars will also be featured, such as Michael Biehn, Rosario Dawson, Timothy Olyphant, and WWE Superstar Sasha Banks.
Of course, we'll be seeing plenty of the Child, better known by his "Baby Yoda" nickname. While The Mandalorian has been praised for its excellent writing and unique characters, it was certainly Baby Yoda that emerged as the breakout star of the show. He practically broke social media after he was introduced in the program, and the outreach had even brought in many new fans who hadn't watched any of the Star Wars movies. This unexpected popularity also led to the creation of all kinds of interesting Baby Yoda merchandise, making him perhaps the show's biggest moneymaker. We can presume he will be featured prominently again in season two.
Executive producer and creator Jon Favreau is back as the showrunner for the second season. Along with Favreau, the list of directors for episodes of The Mandalorian season two includes Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed, and Robert Rodriguez. Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson also exec produce with Karen Gilchrist serving as co-executive producer.
Planning has also already begun for a potential third season of the show, and Favreau had reportedly been writing episodes for another season. Still, Disney has yet to formally announce a season three renewal, and it hasn't been officially confirmed that season three is a go. Given the excitement with Star Wars fans for the return of The Mandalorian next month, however, it seems more than likely season two will also be a big success. Maybe the powers that be at the House of Mouse are waiting for the right moment to announce a renewal.
The Mandalorian season two will start streaming on Disney+ on Oct. 30. Hopefully, the second season will be just as grand as the first if not more so, and everything we've seen from it so far is looking pretty great. For most Star Wars fans, the end of October won't be able to get here soon enough. The official trailer for The Mandalorian season two comes to us from Star Wars on YouTube.