The Mandalorian has been critically and commercially acclaimed since its first episode was released on Disney+. Over the course of the past several weeks, it’s become one of the more successful Star Wars releases to hit the screens, most importantly spawning countless Baby Yoda memes. Now, the show’s executive producer Jon Favreau has announced that season two will hit screens in the fall of 2020.
The announcement came as the final episode of season one was released. The final episode concluded with the introduction of the show’s newest villain, Moff Gideon. Favreau also shared a Teaser image on Twitter when he announced season two.
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) December 27, 2019
Season one’s finale indicates that it could lead to an eventual tie-in with Star Wars Rebels. The tie-in is something that many fans would be excited by, given how popular Rebels has been for the past several years. Either way, it looks as though fall 2020 will be quite a busy time for Disney+. Aside from The Mandalorian season two, it will also be releasing The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which will be the first Disney+ show set within the MCU.
That show will star Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as the titular heroes and will begin immediately after where Avengers: Endgame ended. However, details on the show are still relatively scarce, but this is a common trope with most MCU properties.
This doesn’t mean that it has all been positive news for Disney+ in recent months. It’s facing increasing competition, despite only just debuting. One of the larger examples of this can be seen with a recent deal that Netflix has made with Nickelodeon. The agreement will see Netflix creating a variety of shows based on existing Nickelodeon properties while also creating original programming.
Disney+ also recently left subscribers confused after comments by CEO Bob Iger made it seem as though downloaded movies and TV shows would just disappear. Instead, a follow-up statement by a spokesperson made it clear that media would remain available on all devices until their subscription is canceled.
The Mandalorian season two premiers in the fall of 2020, unfortunately, an exact release date hasn’t been announced.