As if all those spin-offs, upcoming live-action and animated shows are not enough, Lucasfilm is ready to provide you with another treat. The Mandalorian, another Star Wars spin-off, is here to grab your attention.
The Mandalorian TV show was announced by the studio back in November 2017. The estimated United States launch date was 12 November 2019, and so the very first episode was aired on Disney Plus precisely on the appointed date.
The Mandalorian: everything that is known about the show so far
The first live-action TV show that belongs to the Star Wars universe has been launched successfully. The first episode of the series created by Jon Favreau hit Disney Plus on 12 November, The Mandalorian release date. The first to watch it were the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. Australia and New Zealand joined the party on 19 November. The second and third episodes came on 15 and 22 November, respectively. The fourth is coming on 29 November.
Fans are already looking forward to it, partly because of the catching plot and partly due to the so-called baby Yoda. This new character has blown the internet and caused a real avalanche of affectionate social media posts.
In the meanwhile, fans in a number of countries, for example, the United Kingdom, will need to wait until March 2020 because that is the access date set for the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain. Dozens of other countries, including Japan, Brazil, Argentina, and many others in Asia and South America are still waiting for the official announcement of The Mandalorian release date in their regions.
The Mandalorian show title suggests that the plot must be somehow connected to Boba Fett, the iconic bounty-hunter from the original saga. The character appears in two episodes of the saga, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Apparently, the protagonist of the current series is not Boba Fett. He is another representative of the same military people. At the same time, since Disney has ascertained Boba Fett's survival after his participation in the saga, it is possible that he may also pop up in one of the upcoming episodes.
Where and when does The Mandalorian take place? As elaborated by Jon Favreau in his Instagram post, the action takes place twenty-three years before the events in The Force Awakens and seven years later than those in Return of the Jedi.
Keeping in mind that seven years are a relatively short time lapse between the events, we can guess with more certainty that the famous Boba Fett will also join the story in a while.
Now, we are going to track the adventures of the lone gunfighter who explores the outer regions of the galaxy. It means that we will hardly see the familiar landscapes of Tatooine or Naboo. Most likely, we will get familiar with some new locations and ways of life. Good old details that create the atmosphere of the original saga will also be present. You can see Stormtroopers in The Mandalorian trailer, too.
The Mandalorian series cast and crew
You will not be disappointed with the series' cast which has several really big names attached to it. The masked gunfighter is played by Pedro Pascal (known for the crime series Narcos created by Netflix). The actor seems to be delighted about his own character, saying that he is mysterious and has a lot of Clint Eastwood's charm in him.
You will also see Giancarlo Esposito (from Breaking Bad), Omid Abtahi (from American Gods), Carl Weathers (belonging to the Rocky and Predator TV series), Emily Swallow (from Supernatural), Gina Carano (from Deadpool), and Nick Nolte (famous for Affliction).
The first episodes of the show feature a line of famous and even legendary directors like Werner Herzog, Dave Filoni (known for his work with Star Wars Rebels), Taika Waititi (known for Thor: Ragnarok), and many others.
The series introduces many all-new characters: human-like, other races, and droids, of course. We could catch a short glimpse of them back in August when the very first Star Wars The Mandalorian trailer was offered to the D23 expo audience. Just two weeks out from the release of the first episode, there appeared another official trailer that let people hear the protagonist speak for the very first time.
As if all this was not enough to tease those fans who will be able to watch the show several months later than the official release, the studio presented a short The Mandalorian teaser that introduced several new characters. The Vanity Fair video appeared on the internet a week after the first episode hit Disney Plus.
The Mandalorian: what to expect from the show
If you are already a fan of the Star Wars universe, you will definitely like it. The first impression is really great, partly due to the excellent The Mandalorian cast and partly owing to the remarkable technical work the crew has done.
The first episode lasts only 39 minutes, but you should not feel robbed. The story is tight, Western-like, with only a few dialogues. After all, it is nothing like the epic chapters of the original saga. This short story taking place in the criminal underworld creates a kind of pleasant refreshing contrast to it.
Star Wars The Mandalorian show is not the only spin-off that is offered by Disney now or in the future. The prequel series to Rogue One featuring Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, the series about Obi-Wan Kenobi featuring Ewan McGregor are also coming soon. Still, the show about the lone gunfighter remains topical at the moment. It is the first show of this very kind presented on the platform, so it is not surprising that it keeps all eyes on it. Fans sincerely expect Disney to retain the original atmosphere and the magic of the saga in the series, too.
As of now, Star Wars: The Mandalorian show is available exclusively on the mentioned Disney Plus streaming service. You can access it from your PC browser, Android and iOS devices, Android TV, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Apple TV HD, Roku streaming services, Google Chromecast, Apple TV 4K, Xbox One. Fire TV devices will have access to the platform when Disney reaches a deal with Amazon.
The Mandalorian show is worth watching even if you have to wait several months before it appears on your screen. The intense action and excellent performance will not leave you dissatisfied.