Last Updated on September 15, 2020 by Bryan Fiveash
The first season of The Mandalorian aired on November 12, 2019 on Disney+. The first episode, Chapter 1: The Mandalorian, was enough for me to consider this show to be the best Star Wars I’ve watched in years.
After watching years of what I’d consider to be decent Star Wars, this new production simply does it right. It’s apparent that much care has been taken to journey back to the original rich history of Star Wars that long-time fans like me enjoy.
The Mandalorian follows a “lone gunfighter” named Din Djarin as he unexpectedly comes to the aid of a surprising bounty – a baby “Yoda” that’s referred to as The Child. (It’s not actually Yoda, but a member of the same species.)
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The Mandalorian features a rich assortment of characters from all walks of life. The time period for this show is set five years after the events of Return of the Jedi. The galaxy is in chaos since the fall of the Empire, and everyone trying to survive the best they can.
It’s still business as usual, though, for the bounty hunters who continue to hunt down criminals and other vermin throughout the galaxy. Din Djarin ranks among the best bounty hunters, but eventually he takes on a lucrative job that turns out to surprise even him.
Take a visual journey through season 1 below.
The first season is only eight episodes, but somehow it manages to chart an amazing journey with a deep plot and memorable characters.
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.
At the end of season 1, Din Djarin was given the task to find The Child’s parents. I suspect that will be the focus of season 2, but if the first season taught us anything, it’s that we should expect the unexpected.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the second season will again feature only eight episodes. I was really hoping for more, but I expect that these new episodes will be packed full of Star Wars goodness.
New episodes start streaming October 30, 2020.
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian
“Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian” is an eight-episode documentary series that pulls back the curtain on The Mandalorian. Each chapter explores a different facet of the first live-action Star Wars television show through interviews, behind the scenes footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by Jon Favreau.
Topics this season include the filmmaking process, the legacy of George Lucas’ Star Wars, how the cast brought the characters to life, the series’ groundbreaking technology, the artistry behind the show’s practical models, effects, and creatures, plus the creative influences, the iconic score, and connections to Star Wars characters and props from across the galaxy.
This documentary series is a must-watch for any fan of The Mandalorian. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and more provide awesome insight into the production of what is arguably the best Star Wars since the Original Trilogy.
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