Disney+ original series The Mandalorian season 2 doesn’t premiere until October, but it looks like season 3 is already in the works!
According to Variety, sources have revealed that The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau has been writing season 3 for some time already. They’ve also revealed that Lucasfilm vice president and executive creative director Doug Chiang has been leading the art department in creating concepts for season 3 as well.
Another source has apparently confirmed to media that the production design department started to work on season 3 a few days ago on April 20. Even though the series has not officially been renewed by Disney+, they have already begun pre-production because the show requires such a long lead time.
Production of The Mandalorian season 2 just recently wrapped up in early March. The show managed to finish the work on season 2 before COVID-19 shut down most of the entertainment business.
The Mandalorian was the first Star Wars show on Disney+, which has been one of the most popular attractions to the new streaming service. Two other series are also in the works from the Star Wars universe, including an Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Ewan McGregorand and a Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna.
It’s also recently been rumored that Rosario Dawson joined season 2 of The Mandalorian in a guest-starring role as Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice, which is one of the main characters in the hit animated show Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
However, the actress wouldn’t confirm the news in interviews herself. Though her wording was carefully it did seem to hint at it happening. “That’s not confirmed yet but when that happens, I will be very happy. I’m very excited for that to be confirmed at some point,” she said.
With all this continued buzz around The Mandalorian it seems pretty clear that it will remain Disney+ top series for some time. Good news for fans that are ready for more baby Yoda.