'The Mandalorian' Season 3 Confirmed to Be in Pre-Production Already

Ming-Na Wen, Pedro Pascal, Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Kathleen Kennedy, Werner Herzog
'Star Wars: The Mandalorian' Season 3 already in pre-production ahead of its Season 2 premiere on Disney+. | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Now this is the way.

As we continue to blow through all the fun and nostalgic titles on Disney+, including a few re-binge sessions of The Mandalorian, great news has emerged. Although the second season of the hit Star Wars live-action series isn't being released until this fall, Season 3 is already in the works. Be prepared for the Baby Yoda craze to last for years to come, because Mando and his asset aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

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As reported by Variety, insiders say that showrunner Jon Favreau has been "writing season 3 for a while," and in the more recent weeks, the art department has been working on some concepts for the third installment. One source confirmed to the publication, "We’ve just started pre-production and are looking into further adventures for the Mandalorian in Season 3." Exciting stuff! And it's not just the storyline that's being developed, as Variety also hears that the production design department began working on what's to come this week. They're told that because the season needs "such a huge lead time," that "the gears have started grinding really early on."

Thankfully for Star Wars fans, filming for Season 2 of The Mandalorian wrapped in early March, prior to the coronavirus pandemic putting a pause on productions across the world. This fortunately means that the planned release month of October still stands. Although it's still a little while until we get to see more of The Child and his (or her!) protector, it's extremely comforting to know that we've got so many more adventures from the fan-favorite bounty hunter to come.