Today, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Season Two of Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian will begin streaming on Disney+ in October this year, which we had heard mention of before Season One came to a close.
Iger also revealed today that the breakout Disney+ series may have a few breakouts of its own: in the forms of spinoff shows based on its characters.
During an earnings call today, Iger revealed the October streaming date for Season Two of The Mandalorian and further revealed that the series would continue beyond a second season. He went on to say that part of that continuing of the series might even include “the possibility of infusing it with more characters and taking those characters in their own direction in terms of series.”
The Mandalorian was created and written by Jon Favreau and the hype before its debut was not for nothing. The new Star Wars-inspired series quickly became the flagship show for the new Disney’s new streaming service, almost immediately after the first episode aired on November 12. Though it broke one of George Lucas’s most stringent rules about outer space, it quickly became a fan favorite, and even converted a few non-Star Wars fans.
During Iger’s call today, he also said that Disney+ had reached 28.6 million paid subscribers as of yesterday, February 3, less than three months after the launch of the new streaming service.
It’s not clear when spinoff series might debut–if Disney does move forward with spinoffs–and it isn’t clear which of the current characters, if any, will be featured in any of the new spinoff series.
If Disney moves forward with new spinoffs from The Mandalorian, which characters do you hope are part of those new series? Let us know below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter