The Mandalorian is an American Space Western, action-adventure television series created by Jon Favreau for the streaming service Disney plus. It is the first live-action series in the Star Wars Universe.
The series first aired with the launch of Disney plus on November 12, 2019, and had a total of 8 episodes. The show gathered good reviews from audiences and won seven Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
With the success of the first season, the series got renewed for a second season that aired on October 30, 2020, and just like Season 1 it also had eight episodes. The series is renewed for its third season and Carl Weathers will again return to direct in Season 3.
As soon as the renewal of the series gets confirmed for its third season, fans are of course excited to know more about the third season of the popular live-action series, and here’s what we know so far about the release date, plot, and many more for The Mandalorian Season 3.
What Is the Release Date of the Mandalorian Season 3?
Though there is no announcement made for the release date of the third season of the series, the filming for the upcoming season started last fall. As of now, the series is expected to be released this year.
Last October, Carl Weathers, who portrays the character of Bounty Hunter Guild boss Greef Karga, took to Twitter sharing about getting ready for the shooting of season 3. Earlier, he had confirmed that he will direct at least one episode.
His tweet reads, “Mandalorian, season #3 begins for Yours Truly, on tomorrow,” adding “Greef Karga will be back on Disney+.”
Hence, we may expect the third season to kick off on Disney Plus sometime in late 2022 or early next year. It will possibly release following the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, which began filming in 2020.
What Can We Expect From the Mandalorian Season 3?
Probably the storyline of the third season depends upon the ending of Season 2. So, let’s dig into the events that happened in the second season.
The second season concluded with a post-credits scene teasing Boba Fett’s show. It was previously vague if this was the third season, with the attention moving towards Boba or a follow-up. Jon Favreau, who has created the series, clarified soon that it was a follow-up. Mando’s adventures will go on in season 3.
As the second season appeared to conclude the Baby Yoda storyline, with Luke Skywalker taking Grogu for Jedi training, you might wonder what the show will bring for us next. Mando’s mission of reuniting the little guy with his kind is completed, so his priorities will change.
During the second season, Mando (actual name Din Djarin) also came across another group of Mandalorians, headed by Bo-Katan Kryze. She was on an operation to retake their homeworld Mandalore and bring the Darksaber (a Mandalorian symbol of leadership) back from Gideon.
In the last episode of the second season, Mando got his hands on the Darksaber and involuntarily became the leader of the Mandalorians. It turns out to be possible that he will team up with Bo-Katan’s mission in the third season.
We also discovered that Mando isn’t a usual Mandalorian. Bo-Katan disclosed that he is a Child of the Watch, a “cult of religious zealots that broke away from Mandalorian society.”
That’s why he isn’t expected to take off his helmet and show his face to anyone. But he steadily became more open to revealing his face during the previous two seasons.
It’s also certain that synopsis elements from The Book of Boba Fett feed into the third season.
Disney also revealed that two of its many forthcoming Star Wars shows, “The Book of Boba Fett”, “Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic”, will be scheduled at nearly the same point in the timeline as The Mandalorian, so storyline threads from the those could feed into the upcoming season.