Filming on ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 4 Reported to Begin This Fall

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Now that Season 3 of The Mandalorian has wrapped up its eight-episode run on Disney+, many fans are already wondering: when will Season 4 arrive? Although new episodes of the show technically have yet to be confirmed by Lucasfilm, we might’ve just been given an exciting production update—though Season 4 remains very much in the air.

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It’s already proving to be a very rocky road to production for Season 4 of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s hit Star Wars spinoff, The Mandalorian. 

Ever since Season 3 reached its conclusion in April, a nonstop stream of news has surrounded the show, with many conflicting reports claiming that filming was looking to suffer a delay from its planned late September filming start due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike.

Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) among other Mandalorians in 'The Mandalorian' Season Three
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The WGA strike, which started back in early May as a result of unfair wages, currently does not have an end in sight. Writers and Hollywood studios have yet to negotiate a new contract, and now, the Directors Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild are also possibly ramping up for a strike of their own, meaning The Mandalorian and many other film and television projects could be delayed significantly further.

However, according to a new report, it looks like Season 4 of The Mandalorian could be coming sooner than expected—as long as there are no further production delays.

Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) wielding the Darksaber in The Mandalorian "Chapter 24: The Return"
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The latest issue of Production Weekly, which was just released on Thursday, set the Star Wars fandom abuzz after reporting that the fourth season of The Mandalorian is gearing up to begin filming, presumably in Los Angeles, this November.

This news comes on the heels of a recent Deadline report, which revealed that the fourth season would likely be delayed by several months due to the writers strike.

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 That might not be the case anymore, but even though Favreau has already written the scripts for Season 4, the showrunner could find himself in murky waters if filming were to start on The Mandalorian season four while the WGA strike was ongoing, as a writer has to be present on set to make necessary script changes.

The Bespin Bulletin, a reputable site for Star Wars information, reached out to two separate sources to confirm the news, with one simply dismissing the claim. Meanwhile, the other stressed that every production is on hold and likely will be until an agreement is made between the WGA and the studios.

Grogu piloting IG-12 in The Mandalorian
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Considering there’s no timeline of when fans can expect the WGA strike to end, that same logic probably applies to The Mandalorian. With writers and creators like Andor‘s Tony Gilroy putting a pause on their work in solidarity with the strikers, it would be unusual—though not impossible—for The Mandalorian to follow suit.

It’s important to remember that The Mandalorian is a massive cash cow for Disney, meaning the pressure is on for studio execs to churn out new episodes of the show, and soon. But until the WGA can work out a deal with Hollywood studios, it seems like even The Mandalorian is at a standstill.

Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Carson Teva in The Mandalorian
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However, if this news really is true, then hopefully, we can expect to see Season 4 arrive on the streaming platform in early 2025. As of now, Lucasfilm technically has yet to even confirm a new season of The Mandalorian, but with Filoni’s “Mando-Verse” crossover movie currently in the works, creators might find themselves in a crunch for time to release Season 4 ahead of its release.

What are your thoughts on The Mandalorian Season 4 possibly beginning filming amid the ongoing WGA strike? Let us know in the comments below.

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