Everything We Know About Season 3 of The Mandalorian<\/em>

Season 2 of The Mandalorian seemed to double the monsters, the fight scenes, and the Baby-Yoda-eating-things-he’s-not-supposed-to moments. It was more of everything we love, while also giving us some Star Wars firsts, including an appearance from Bo-Katan, a live action Ahsoka Tano, and Boba Fett unmasked and earning more than six minutes of total screen time.

The season continued the series’ vaguely linear storyline, wherein a masked Mando (Pedro Pascal) unites with allies, accepts side quests, and tries his best to father maybe the most old and powerful infant in all of fiction.

Mando’s quest has evolved from rescuing The Child (informally, Baby Yoda; formally, “Grogu”), to escorting him to a Jedi for training, to once more having to rescue him. And that’s only the half of it. The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) hinted this fall that the series plans to keep flying for at least another two seasons.

Here’s what we know about season 3 of The Mandalorian now.

When’s Season 3 of The Mandalorian coming out?

Executive producer and showrunner Jon Favreau confirmed in an interview with Variety that production for season 3 was “on schedule” and that the team planned to begin filming by the end of 2020 (no recent news on whether filming has begun, though).

Favreau pointed out the series’ favorable filming conditions in the face of COVID:

That digital work includes large LED monitors that the filmmakers have used in place of a greenscreen. This innovation allows them to film in one location, decreasing production time.

Last month, Disney itself nearly confirmed a 2021 date on the season 3 premiere when the Slovak Disney Plus’ YouTube channel listed season 3 as part of its 2021 slate. While we won’t know for sure until filming is confirmed and wrapped (hopefully, this winter), we’re still optimistic for at least a November 2021 airdate.

Who’s in the cast?

So far, the only confirmed name is series lead Pedro Pascal (as Mando). But just as season 2 reintroduced characters Cara Dune (Gina Carano) and Greef Karga (Carl Weathers), we’re likely to see more than a few holdover figures, including—most likely—Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson).

We expect a few main newcomers as well—now that the jedi have been officially reintroduced to the series’ plot—and some celebrity guest stars.

Dwayne Johnson has expressed interest appearing in the galaxy. If so, he might be harder to tie up by his ankles than John Leguizamo.

What will Season 3 be about?

Season 3 will likely continue Mando’s mission toward settling The Child with the Jedi—all while battling the escalating military force of Moff Gideon. In an interview with People, Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) hinted at just how much more viewers are in store for:

If the previous 2 seasons have only been laying the groundwork, we’re in for an explosive third season.

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