‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2: What ‘Star Wars’ Content to Watch to Understand Ahsoka

The Star Wars universe — while not quite as daunting as the infinite expanse of actual outer space — is definitely large. Fans who haven’t been tuned in to the latest installments in the franchise may find themselves a bit overwhelmed when it comes to sorting through the best way to catch up.

With the announcement that The Mandalorian will be returning to Disney+ for a second season, this would be a great time for fans who have been on the fence to dive back in. People looking to catch up before Season 2 of The Mandalorian drops can take some steps to prioritize their viewing selections and make the experience more enjoyable. 

‘The Mandalorian’ exceeded expectations for expanding the Star Wars universe

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When fans found out that The Mandalorian series was in the works, they had a lot of questions and tons of excitement about how this work would fit into the larger canon of Star Wars lore. As fans became split over The Last Jedi and the Skywalker storyline wound to an end, it wasn’t entirely clear what the future of the Star Wars universe would be.

That’s where The Mandalorian had a real chance to shine, and fans have been even more impressed with the possibilities than initially expected. Because The Mandalorian didn’t initially rely on any previously established characters or plot lines, it was truly designed to open up an entirely new world of tales.

As the entire franchise has faced a fierce backlash from fans whenever they stray too far from the original content or stick too close to it, they knew that they were walking a fine line with the new series. But fans and creators alike were pleasantly surprised by just how well the show managed to pull it off.

As The Rise of Skywalker faced much harsher reception, The Mandalorian has become the vehicle upon which fans have hung their hopes about the future of the franchise

Disney has already invested heavily in ‘The Mandalorian’

It’s clear that this success has led to some serious investment in the future of The Mandalorian. News about Season 2 is hitting the headlines, and fans are getting excited about glimpses into what characters and actors are going to be added.

Now that fans know both Katee Sackhoff and Timothy Olyphant are on board, they have even more to look forward to. 

As if that’s not enough, it seems like Disney is already looking ahead to the distant future. Pre-production plans for Season 3 are in the works: “sources close to the production have confirmed that creator Jon Favreau has been ‘writing season 3 for a while,’ and that the art department, led by Lucasfilm vice president and executive creative director Doug Chiang, has been creating concepts for season 3 ‘for the past few weeks.'” 

Fans should catch up before ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 drops

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If fans were on the fence about whether they wanted to watch this experimental addition to the Star Wars saga, it’s time for them to get caught up. By this point, it’s clear that The Mandalorian is the future of the Star Wars franchise, so staying up to date on the series is going to be the best way to access the inevitable spin-offs and film projects that will likely follow. 

Fans of Star Wars are eagerly awaiting for the arrival of Ahsoka Tano, a Togruta female, who was the Padawan learner to Anakin Skywalker. Rosario Dawson is slated to play the live-action Ahsoka Tano in the season 2 of The Mandalorian.

If you’re up to speed on all the franchises, then you know who Ahsoka is. If you’re not, then existing content can catch you up. First, fans can watch the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the follow-up television series. Ahsoka also makes an appearance in Star Wars Rebels as Fulcrum and makes a voiceover cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker