The Mandalorian season 2: Release date, cast announcements and plot details – everything you need to know

Louis Chilton

Star Wars received its first live action TV spin-off with The Mandalorian – and to the relief of everyone, the series was a success.

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The Disney+ series followed the adventures of Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) as he hunts, and then rescues, a 50-year old infant of Yoda’s species.

The first season concluded with a dramatic finale, in which we finally learned Din’s name – and saw his face – for the first time. Villainous ex-Imperial leader Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) was defeated by the season’s end – but, having sliced his way through the wreckage of his Tie Fighter with a Darksaber weapon, he looks set to make a return.

Below is a compilation of everything we know about the second season of The Mandalorian.

When is The Mandalorian season 2 coming to Disney+?

Although no specific date has been officially confirmed, series creator Jon Favreau revealed in a tweet that The Mandalorian would be returning in “Fall 2020”.

Disney CEO Bob Iger also mentioned that season two is scheduled for October, roughly one year after the US premiere of season one.

It remains to be seen whether the coronavirus pandemic, which has stalled production on projects throughout the film and TV industries, will cause delays.

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Who is in the cast?

Pedro Pascal will (obviously) be returning to the series in the lead role. It has also been announced that Bill Burr will reprise his role as the duplicitous sharpshooter Mayfeld from the sixth episode, “The Prisoner”.

Michael Biehn, the actor best known for playing Kyle Reese in the original Terminator film, has joined the cast of The Mandalorian‘s second season, in an unknown role.

Most excitingly, Rosario Dawson (Rent) has been cast as Ahsoka Tano, the Jedi who has appeared in the Star Wars animated series, who was once Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice.

Gina Carano will also return as the endearing mercenary Cara Dune, and Carl Weathers (who will also direct one of season two’s episodes) is expected to reprise his role as bounty hunter guild leader Greef Karga.

What will happen in The Mandalorian season two?

No solid plot details have leaked about The Mandalorian​’s second season. However, Esposito’s caped bad guy Moff Gideon looks set for a reprieve after the events of season one.

Esposito has already hinted that there could be some classic Star Wars lightsaber action in season two, with his character putting the Darksaber glimpsed at the close of “Chapter 8: Redemption“ to good use.

We are also likely to find out more about the Child’s backstory. It was suggested by Nick Nolte’s Kuiil that Baby Yoda might be a “Strand cast”; it’s likely that we will find out more about what this might mean, and why some people are so desperate to capture it, in the near future.

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