Months after the completion of the first season of The Mandalorian, a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the flagship Disney+ series, entitled Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, was released. Thankfully, it seems that fans won’t need to wait nearly as long to see a new season of Disney Gallery.
What’s On Disney Plus have uncovered a listing tied to the Australian version of Disney+, indicating that Christmas Day will prove to be a good day for fans of The Mandalorian in spite of the season wrapping up a week prior. Unfortunately, it seems that that’s all that they know – there’s not yet word on how many episodes the new season of the behind-the-scenes exploration of the show is going to be, or who will be involved in the roundtable discussions. It’s likely that we’ll find out more as we get closer to release, however. After Christmas, it’s not clear when the next episodes will air, but Disney+’s general release pattern indicates that we should expect weekly releases.
The first season started earlier this year on May 4, the unofficial holiday for Star Wars fans given the obvious pun of “May the Fourth be with you”. (Commemorating the franchise on Life Day is probably too esoteric a concept for more casual fans.) It proved to be a nice surprise going into depth about how the show’s unique technology allowed them to create a live-action Star Wars television series for the first time ever, along with the unique voices that went into creating the show. A personal highlight for me, and several other fans, is the Dave Filoni’s in-depth explanation of the significance of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader’s story to the narrative of the franchise, which shows that the future of the franchise is in the best possible hands.
The Mandalorian is streaming exclusively on Disney+, with the first season completed and a second season in progress. A third season is currently being written by Jon Favreau and is in pre-production for a hopeful 2021 release window, while actor Giancarlo Esposito has indicated that there are plans for at least four seasons.