The Mandalorian Season 3 poster

The Mandalorian – Jon Favreau talks the about the show’s future

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Get ready for more Grogu and Mando! 

After a seemingly endless wait (since December 2020), as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor enjoyed their day in the sun, The Mandalorian Season 3 has finally arrived.

The story picks up from the end of The Book of Boba Fett, which restored Grogu to Mando’s side after he left to be trained with Luke Skywalker. Reuniting them in a spin-off was a move that baffled some, but allows the pair to begin adventures together anew – hopefully bringing some levity to Mando’s moody mission of redemption for the crime of removing his helmet.

The Mandalorian Season 3 - Force wielding Grogu

Here’s the premise for The Mandalorian Season 3:

The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.

The show’s creatives remain tight-lipped about the upcoming season. Pedro Pascal revealed nothing at all on a recent appearance with Graham Norton, thought he apparently made a faux-pas repeating Norton’s reference to “Baby Yoda” rather than Grogu. It was played up for fun, but you can’t help thinking about a Disney PR person somewhere scowling.

Meanwhile, showrunner Jon Favreau has confirmed he has no plans for the show to conclude in the near future. Speaking to the Inside Total Film Podcast he said:

“I think the beauty of this is that it’s a middle chapter of a much larger story. And though we’ll have resolution over time with these characters, I think that how these characters fit into the larger scope and scale, but it’s not like there’s a finale that we’re building to that I have in mind.

Quite the contrary, I love for these stories to go on and on. And so these characters potentially could be with us for a while, and I really love telling stories in their voice, and I love the way the adventures unfold and I’m looking forward to doing much more.”

Season 4 is written

Further to this, recent his recent comments to French television station BFM TV (reported by Entertainment Weekly) were even more concrete:

“Season 4, yeah, I’ve written it already. We have to know where we’re going to tell a fully formed story. We had mapped it out, Dave [Filoni] and I, and then slowly you start to write each episode.”

The Mandalorian and Ahsoka Tano in the Book of Boba Fett

He also talked about being mindful of the show’s connections to stablemates Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew; both also take place in the same post-Return of the Jedi period which we like to dub the Mandoverse.

While Star Wars might remain quiet on the movie front, it appears we have plenty to look forward to on the small screen.

The Mandalorian streams on Disney+, with eight further “chapters” dropping weekly on Wednesdays until April 19th, 2023.