The upcoming Star Wars live-action series is already expected to make waves on the new streaming service.
HN Entertainment has reported that Lucasfilm already has intentions on renewing the series for a second season ahead of its initial premiere this fall alongside the launch of Disney+. It is clear that The Mandalorian, set to be written and produced by Jon Favreau, has bigger plans on expanding the Star Wars universe and further exploring different stories in a television series format.
Though it remains unclear whether the series will be an anthology or continued story, there is a good possibility that Jon Favreau will return for the second season. The directors for this first season include the likes of Taika Waititi, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, and Deborah Chow. With such an arsenal of directors, The Mandalorian is bound to be an essential asset in attracting new subscribers in a flooded streaming service market. It is also set to be led by Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), alongside Gina Carano (Deadpool), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (The Mentalist), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), and Werner Herzog.
The Mandalorian is sure to not be the last Star Wars series on the streaming service, Lucasfilm already having announced another series based on Rogue One character Cassian Andor, portrayed by Diego Luna. Inevitably, there has been talk of a possible series based on Obi-Wan Kenobi being added to the Disney+ original line up but nothing has yet to be confirmed.
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