The Mandalorian Season 2 has seen massive success with fans, leaving many to wonder how Lucasfilm was able to achieve such stunning visuals once again. The finale for the show's second season is close to release, leading fans to look back on what has come before it and what has gone into making those episodes so impactful.
Week-to-week, The Mandalorian continues to blow audiences away with its groundbreaking use of CGI for television, which can be largely attributed to The Volume - an innovative production environment that eliminates the use of green screens and reduces the post-production process. This is so much so that Marvel Studios is taking an interest in the technology, with director Taika Waititi utilizing the set up for the upcoming production of Thor: Ragnarok.
Interest in The Mandalorian's visuals extends to the inception and development process of the show's designs, including Rosario Dawson's live action Ahsoka Tano. But these tidbits from the show's creatives has left fans yearning for more and more insight. The Mandalorian received a docuseries following its first season, which explored various aspects of the show's production, from its impressive line-up directors to its score.
Now, fans will get an inside look into the second season's production with the announcement of a brand-new special...
In a recent tweet, a new special for Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian titled "Making of Season Two" has been announced. The special will focus on behind-the-scenes of the show's second season, and will premiere on Disney+ on Christmas Day 2020.
The announcement was accompanied by a press release, stating that the special will explore many aspects of The Mandalorian Season 2 from its story to technological innovations. The full statement can be read below:
From the triumphant return of legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett to the live-action debut of fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano, the second season of “The Mandalorian” is a fun, surprising, emotional thrill-ride which has kept fans excited to see how each new weekly chapter will unfold. Disney+ will bring viewers behind the scenes of the groundbreaking season in a new hour-long “Making of Season Two” special, premiering December 25 on the streaming service.
In this new installment of “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian,” filmmakers and cast provide unprecedented access to the storytelling decisions and innovations that went into the second season of the Emmy Award-winning series.
Featuring immersive on-set footage that places viewers right in the middle of the filmmaking process, and rare insights from the cast and crew, this special documentary explores the production of all 8 episodes in season two – from early concept art through the groundbreaking technology introduced in the series.
The “Making of Season Two” special premieres Friday, December 25, streaming only on Disney+.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Star Wars' production is often just as (if not more) exciting as the films and television projects themselves, so it is reassuring that Lucasfilm is continuing its tradition of providing inside looks into what goes into crafting its galaxy. The Director and the Jedi provided a lot of necessary context for The Last Jedi, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian displayed the unique perspectives of its creative contributors, and "Making of Season Two" should explain the rollercoaster that has been The Mandalorian's second season.
It is unknown how long this special will be, so it is unclear how in-depth this new episode will go. With so many secrets and expectations going into Season 2, it is likely that the behind-the-scenes crew were unable to get as much material during production due to risk of spoilers. This would explain why the second season is only getting a special, as opposed to a full-blown docuseries of its own.
Nevertheless, if the first season of Disney Gallery is anything to go by, the special should have a lot of interesting details about the show's story, filming, and visual effects as told by the show's cast and crew. If anything, fans now have one last bit of content from The Mandalorian to tide them over until the third season's release next year.
The latest special for Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian releases on Disney+ on December 25, 2020.