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For years Lucasfilm has managed to expand the Star Wars franchise with animated series like Clone Wars and Rebels, but now they’re entering live-action territory with Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian. What’s interesting is, the show is already looking to be renewed for a second season.
According to HN Entertainment, The Mandalorian won’t end up like the other miniseries that have been announced for Disney’s streaming service. While the Rogue One spinoff focused on Cassian Andor is said to only run for one season, it looks like Mandalorian wants to tell a story that will span for a few years.
With a second season renewal already expected, I guess we could say that the studio has a lot of faith in the project. We just have to wait and see if the audiences are willing to agree, though. A lot of hype was riding on Solo: A Star Wars Story, but due to a lapse in marketing strategy, the film ended up underperforming in the box office.
Hopefully The Mandalorian opens up a whole new branch for Lucasfilm on TV. We know that Netflix has made some great live-action shows with Stranger Things and GLOW, so it should be a no-brainer for a giant company like Disney to make some quality live-action material.
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”
No release date has been set for Star Wars: The Mandalorian, but it is expected to come out within the year.