Considering we have yet to learn any details about Disney’s upcoming streaming service, the company is certainly all-in when it comes to Disney+. Disney is gambling that its extensive fan base will warrant yet another paid subscription service in an already crowded market. So confident is the company that it’s already ordered up a sophomore season to what we’re presuming to be its flagship programming. That’s right. The first episode hasn’t even aired, and it seems we’re already getting The Mandalorian Season 2.
It’s not uncommon for production studios to order additional seasons of a show before the first is even completed. (That appears to be the case here for The Mandalorian Season 2.) However, they usually base their decisions on a number of factors. Primary among those factors is often the subject matter’s popularity. And let’s face it – in this case we’re talking about Star Wars. Further, as HN Entertainment points out in its exclusive, studios also like to get commitments from show producers, writers and actors for multiple seasons from the get-go.
Disney Green-Lights The Mandalorian Season 2
News that Disney may have already ordered The Mandalorian Season 2 isn’t surprising at all. Outside of feature films, the first-ever, live-action Star Wars series will be one of Disney’s biggest investments. Producer Jon Favreau has a $100 million dollar budget with which to work for just the first season alone. Consequently, that’s drawn comparisons to the scale and scope of HBO’s Game of Thrones… in its sixth season.
The show already boasts an impressive stable of writers and directors, including Star Wars fan-favorite Dave Filoni and Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Wiatiti. Add lead actor Pedro Pascal and newly anointed show villain Werner Herzog to that mix? Yeah, I’d probably commit to The Mandalorian Season 2 already, too.
Perhaps we’ll learn more about the series, and The Mandalorian Season 2, at the show’s panel at Star Wars Celebration in just a couple of weeks. I was already excited for Season 1. With The Mandalorian Season 2 seemingly on the books, Disney’s might as well confirm my subscription to Disney+ now.
Source: HN Entertainment