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​The Mandalorian Season Two Premieres On Disney+ Today

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​The Mandalorian Season Two Premieres On Disney+ Today

Season two of The Mandalorian drops on Disney+ today, promising to be even bigger and better than its predecessor.

The new instalment follows a hugely successful first season, which premiered in November last year as the first live-action series in the Star Wars franchise.

Set after the events of 1983's Return of the Jedi, it follows a bounty hunter trying to return 'The Child' to its home, with Pedro Pascal starring as the titular Mandalorian.

For season two, a synopsis from Disney says: "In the second season, The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.

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"The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, with guest stars Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito.

Credit: Disney
Credit: Disney

"Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez.

"Showrunner Jon Favreau serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serving as co-executive producers."

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By the sounds of it, fans are right to be excited about the new episodes, as creator Jon Favreau has big plans to go 'deeper' with the show for round two.

Discussing what's in store during a virtual panel for the ATX Television Festival, he said: "[We're] hopefully building on what people loved about the first season, and it's just felt like one continuous production.

"Because of the rhythm of television, it's not like you get to stop. I think we started filming [season 2] the day after it aired for the first time. So it doesn't feel like the next season, it feels like we're continuing."

"As we explore partnering with new filmmakers and having new characters and going deeper with the characters we already have, it's really been very fun and fulfilling and I hope people are having as much fun seeing it as we are having making it."

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Jon Favreau. Credit: PA
Jon Favreau. Credit: PA

The Mandalorian composer Ludwig Göransson, meanwhile, recently revealed that Favreau plans to take the narrative into an exciting new direction.

In an interview with Deadline, he said: "We started a couple of months ago, and I'm extremely excited.

"Jon's taking the story into places that I didn't know existed, and I think it's so fun."

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The composer went on to describe his experience working on the first season, adding: "I was so lucky on the show, where every episode, we recorded with a 70-piece orchestra, with the LA Studio Symphony at Fox."

Watch the first episode of The Mandalorian season two on Disney+ now, with episodes premiering weekly on the streaming service.

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, The Mandalorian

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