Disney+ and Lucasfilm finally dropped the trailer for the much-awaited third season of The Mandalorian. The video surprisingly earned 83.5 million views in just 24 hours after it premiered during the NFL wild-card playoff game, making it the most-viewed Star Wars trailer for Disney+.
Starring Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Amy Sedaris, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, and Emily Swallow, The Mandalorian easily dethroned Star Wars’ previous record of 58 million views for Obi-Wan Kenobi, as per The Hollywood Reporter.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Will See A Reunion Of Beloved Characters
Fans have waited long enough since the finale of The Mandalorian Season 2. The two-year absence of the show was filled with other Star Wars content such as Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The third season will most likely pick up where the previous installment left off and based on the trailer, Din Djarin will return to Mandalore. It also saw the character reunite with Grogu.
Speaking at CCXP in Brazil, director Jon Favreau talked about what fans could expect in the third season (via Collider):
“I will say that the scope of it is getting bigger, we have really cool space battles, we have lots of Mandalorians, we have the planet of Mandalore which we’ve been talking about for a long time. We get to see the Mandalorian culture, and many of the wonderful actors you’ve seen in previous seasons return, and you’ll see them all work together on this show.”
He also shared that they worked a very long time for the return of the series and that fans would love it as much as they did with the past seasons.
“It’s been a very ambitious season, a lot of our directors have returned, we have a very experienced team that have been working together for a long time, and I think a lot of people are going to enjoy what we have in store.”
Disney’s first movie-to-television adaptation of the Star Wars lore was heavily praised by fans and critics alike for its superb writing and an incredible cast.
The Disney+ Show Continues To Soar Among The Platform’s Most Successful Series
The trailer is expected to earn more views until its premiere this spring. The Mandalorian was launched in November 2019 and has brought home several accolades, including nominations for six Primetime Emmy Awards. The flagship series has spawned several spin-offs, such as The Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka.
Favreau will serve as the showrunner and executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, and Kathleen Kennedy & Colin Wilson of Lucasfilm.
The Mandalorian returns to Disney+ on March 1, 2023.