The Mandalorian Season 2 has hyped up the Star Wars fandom to Kingdom Come and beyond. The trailer was released a short while ago. Pedro Pascal returns as the infamous Bounty Hunter with a heart of gold, trying to find refuge and a new home for Baby Yoda. The release schedule for the new season of The Mandalorian was in question for a long time. Disney+ has confirmed that the second season of the show will follow the same release schedule as The Mandalorian Season 1.
The new season will be exploring a whole new world within the Star Wars Universe. The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda successfully evaded capture at the end of Season 1. But Moff Gideon is coming back with a vengeance. Giancarlo Esposito’s character will probably make his presence felt in the second season as well. There are whole new players this time. The Jedi are coming. The Mandalorian Armorer played by Emily Swallow has given Din Djarin his new mission. He has to take the impossible burden of returning Baby Yoda to its people.
While on their quest to return the Force Sensitive child to where it belongs, the Mandalorian will meet many new familiar faces from the Star Wars franchise. Boba Fett, Bo-Katan Kryze, and Ahsoka Tano are all set to appear in Season 2 of the series, played by Temuera Morrison, Katie Stackhoff, and Rosario Dawson. But if you believe that you would find it hard to not keep yourself on your toes and at the edges of your seat, then we have bad news for you.
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The Mandalorian Season 2’s weekly release schedule was recently confirmed by Disney+. New Episodes will only be released every Friday from the premiere date of the first episode of Season 2. The staggered weekly episodic format has left a lot of Mandalorian fans fuming. Case in point – the first season of the series was also released in the same episodic format. But fans of binge-watching are still pissed at Disney+’s recent announcement. The official press statement from Disney+ fails to give us an official time within Friday when the episodes will be open for streaming.
If Season 2 is following on the same lines as Season 1, then we might have a vague idea on what time the episodes will be released on Fridays. The Jon Favreau created series dropped its Season 1 episodes on Disney+ at around midnight. The time schedule is a bit peculiar since people on the East Coast will find it way too early. Same goes for the people in the Western Coast of United States. Even with The Mandalorian’s odd time schedule, it still garnered immense popularity. It is highly plausible Disney+ will stick to these odd but proven timings for Season 2 as well.
Many have come to hate the new weekly release format Streaming Platforms are adopting. Netflix has popularized the episodic binge-watch format. They started the practice of releasing all episodes in one go. The rest of the platforms soon followed. But recently prominent streaming partners have taken a different route. Amazon Prime decided the second season of The Boys to also have a weekly release format. This ended up creating massive backlash from the fans who started review-bombing the show on Amazon Prime. If The Mandalorian Season 2 fails to deliver as splendidly as the first season did, the weekly episodic format will be one of the many points the fans might end up using to bring the show’s ratings down even further.
The Mandalorian Season 2 is set for release on the 30th of October this year.