How Many Episodes Are in the Disney+ Series, ‘The Mandalorian’?
It feels like just yesterday viewers met the Mandalorian and his latest bounty. Disney’s subscription service gave fans their first live-action Star Wars series, complete with easter eggs and a handful of “chapters” available for binge-watching. How many episodes are left in this Disney+ original series? Will there be a second season of The Mandalorian? Learn more about this Star Wars television show, here.
Star Wars’ first live-action series, ‘The Mandalorian,’ premiered on Disney+ at its launch date
On Nov. 12, the first “chapter” of The Mandalorian premiered on Disney’s streaming service, entitled Disney+. Well-received by fans and critics alike, this series told the story of a lone gunfighter and his journey after the fall of the Empire. Game of Thrones actor, Pedro Pascal, plays the title character. Additionally, Jon Favreau, known for his work with the 2019 adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King, played a role in writing and directing this recently-released show.
“I like the image of the Mandalorian because it really hearkened back to the Westerns and samurai films that had originally influenced Lucas,” Director Jon Favreau said during an interview with ABC News. “It’s a deconstructed version of Clint Eastwood in ‘The Man with No Name.’ That’s a great, mysterious, fun character to see the world through.”
“We’ve grown up in this 40 years of the saga, and we all are working on it because we love it. And so, the pressure I feel is more to the audience that I want to make sure that I’m throwing a good party for them,” he continued.
There are a few ‘chapters’ left in this Star Wars series, entitled ‘The Mandalorian’
Since its premiere on Nov. 12, 2019, four episodes of Disney’s original television series launched on Disney+. According to Tom’s Guide, there will be a total of eight episodes in this series.
New episodes premiere on the streaming platform on Fridays, except for on the day Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres. As a result, the seventh episode in the series will be on Disney+ on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. The eighth and final episode of the series premieres on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.
Other Disney+ original series’ follow a similar release schedule. That includes High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and Encore!, executive produced by Kristen Bell and Will Gluck. Both original shows have new episodes on the subscription platform on Fridays.
Will there be a second season of ‘The Mandalorian’?
Although the finale of The Mandalorian is still a few weeks away, some fans are wondering if there will be more to this character’s story. According to Cinema Blend, production on the second season of The Mandalorian has already begun. However, there is no official premiere date for upcoming episodes.
There are other series’ to premiere on Disney+ including spin-offs from Marvel’s Avengers. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, is also in the works.