Hype is rapidly heating up as we approach next month’s launch of Disney+, Disney’s new streaming video service. Disney is premiering the service with a massive rollout that includes a near-complete Disney library. It will showcase a comprehensive Star Wars library, as well. That, of course, will include the first-ever, live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. And while you won’t be able to binge the show, The Mandalorian schedule will jump right into things in its first week.
According to a recent leak (thanks c|net), previous reports that the show will air weekly appear to be accurate. That’s one way in which Disney+ will differ from its chief competitors, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Whereas you can binge entire seasons of their shows, Season 4 of The Expanse, for example, Jon Favreau and co. are going old-school. With the Mandalorian schedule, viewers will have to anxiously wait days to find out what happens next.
Mandalorian schedule: a weekly serial
If the leak is accurate, here is the Mandalorian schedule as we know it. After a debut with Disney+, we jump right back in: The adventures of the lone, gun-slinging Mandalorian in the Outer Rim continue just three days later:
- Tuesday, November 12;
- Friday, November 15
- November 22;
- November 29;
- Friday, December 6;
- Friday, December 13;
- Wednesday, December 18; and
- Friday December 27
As you can see, the Mandalorian schedule takes advantage of the Disney+ launch on November 12. Conversely, it avoids a franchise conflict later in the season. How? It will air the seventh episode early. (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, of course, hits theaters December 20.) That would otherwise be The Mandalorian’s regularly scheduled Friday.
Expectations are high for the Jon Favreau-produced series. Likewise, Dave Filoni, heir-apparent to George Lucas when it comes to Star Wars storytelling, writes and directs the pilot episode. If the trailer is any indication, we’re getting a dark and gritty depiction of the galaxy far, far away…
And for us here at That Hashtag Show, the November 12 beginning of the Mandalorian schedule can’t come soon enough.