Star Wars’ Update: Jon Favreau Reveals ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 Details

June 6, 2020
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More Baby Yoda is coming in 2020, but patience, you must have.

The coronavirus pandemic shuttered TV show and film production, but Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” remains on track for a fall 2020 premiere.

During a virtual panel for the ATX Television Festival moderated by Vanity Fair's Anthony Breznican, executive producer Jon Favreau revealed the second season will premiere in October.

"We were lucky enough to have finished photography before the lock down," he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Despite the COVID shutdowns, Favreau said the show was able to be finalized remotely.

"Thanks to how technology-forward Lucasfilm and ILM are, we have been able to do all of our visual effects and editing and postproduction remotely through systems that had been set up by those companies for us,” he explained.

Favreu said that the season will be a continuation to the first season: "As we explore partnering with new filmmakers and having new characters and going deeper with the characters we already have, it's really been very fun and fulfilling and I hope people are having as much fun seeing it as we are having making it.”

“The Mandalorian” first teased a premiere date for the second season after wrapping up season 1.

In December, Favreau tweeted:

“Season 2 of #TheMandalorian coming Fall 2020,” Favreau tweeted.

In addition to the premiere date, Favreau revealed another teaser for the new season when he tweeted a picture of a Gamorrean figurine, a “Star Wars” species not featured in the first season.

Disney+ confirmed the news commenting, “John has spoken,” on his tweet.

Despite the long wait, fans didn’t seem too upset. Instead, they thanked Favreau for creating what one user called “the best thing Star Wars has done in 30 years.”

Other Twitter users simply used gifs of Baby Yoda smiling and laughing to celebrate the exciting news.

Pedro Pascal plays the titular bounty hunter on the "Star Wars" series.

Considering the success of the first season, a second season was a "sure thing."

Even before the pick-up was confirmed, Favreau felt confident telling Entertainment Weekly in July that he was already writing more episodes of the series.

The eight-episode season premiered on November 12, the same day Disney launched its highly-anticipated streaming service.

It spawned a worldwide obsession with Baby Yoda, known as “The Child” on the series. Baby Yoda toys are set to make their debut in the Spring of 2020.

Don't worry, Disney+ won’t leave you hanging. To hold you over, the service is releasing more “Star Wars” content including the animated spinoff “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” returning February 2020 for the final 12-episode run.

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