One of our most anticipated TV series of Fall 2020, the upcoming season will feature the addition of Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth (reportedly in the Boba Fett armor); Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano, the former Jedi Padawan of Anakin Skywalker turned spymaster for the Rebel Alliance; and the return of Jengo Fett actor Temuera Morrison, only this time he’s playing Boba Fett. Robert Rodriguez is also said to be directing an episode.
In our review, Consequence of Sound described The Mandalorian Season 1 as “the riskiest Star Wars expansion yet,” with writer Andrew Bloom specifically praising the series for offering “a new hope” for the franchise. “There’s care and purpose in every scene and sequence in the show’s first chapter,” Bloom wrote in an early review of the show. “That’s enough reason to hope that the next bounty will be as good as the one The Mandalorian corrals and captures so thrillingly in its first, momentous outing.”
Season 2 arrives as some much-needed fresh content for Disney+. After the pandemic led to production delays, the streaming platform was forced to push back the release date of its highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe series The Falcon and the Winter Solider. Since then, the biggest drop it’s had was July’s Black Is King from Beyoncé, followed by August’s Muppets Now and The One and Only Ivan. The fall is shaping up better, with Mulan eschewing a theatrical release for a premiere rental Disney+ debut later this week, and the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special arriving in November.
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