The Mandalorian season 2 is fast approaching, with the next set of adventures for Mando and The Child set to release on October 30, 2020. The trailer provided a glimpse at things to come for the upcoming season, with a possible look at Sabine Wren.
While the trailer did not give too much away in terms of plot, leaked merchandise may indicate some potential story beats for Baby Yoda. Other merchandise provided better looks at supporting characters from the show, including a new Stormtrooper variant called the Mortar Trooper.
After months of rumors, Timothy Olyphant and Rosario Dawson were officially confirmed for the upcoming season via a DIsney+ teaser. The two will be joining the cast as Cobb Vanth and Ahsoka Tano respectively.
Some may have questioned when each episode would be released following the irregular release schedule of the first season. A new piece of information provided the exact dates for when fans can expect new episodes of The Mandalorian to drop...
The episodes will therefore release on the following dates:
Chapter 9 - October 30, 2020
Chapter 10 - November 6, 2020
Chapter 11 - November 13, 2020
Chapter 12 - November 20, 2020
Chapter 13 - November 27, 2020
Chapter 14 - December 4, 2020
Chapter 15 - December 11, 2020
Chapter 16 - December 18, 2020
WHAT THIS MEANS
The Mandalorian season 2 will feature a more consistent release schedule this time around, opting not to double on episodes during certain weeks. For the first season of The Mandalorian, the series premiere began on a Tuesday, followed by an additional episode on the following Friday. This kicked off weekly episode releases on Fridays, which was then broken when Chapter 7: The Reckoning released on a Wednesday. This culminated in a series finale on a Friday, rounding off a somewhat erratic release schedule. Therefore, fans can rest assured that they are guaranteed a new episode every Friday from the series premiere.
The decision to do this is two-fold. Firstly, this will give ample time between episodes for audiences to digest and discuss the contents and new plot revelations each week. This will maintain attention and interest on the series for a more sustained time period.
Secondly, this release window will span over two months, allowing Disney to collect more money from Disney+ subscriptions. Disney knows that a majority of its viewer base will want to watch the series the whole way through, so viewers will be committed to keeping that subscription going to watch the entirety of the new season.
Fans can expect to watch The Mandalorian season 2 on October 30, 2020, as well as further episodes every following Friday, on Disney+.