Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian will make its big debut on Disney+ when the service launches on November 12th. But, it was previously revealed that you will not be able to binge all the episodes at once the day of the launch.
Disney has revealed the episode air dates for the episodes and it looks like fans will look forward to watching new episodes every Friday. But, since Disney+ launches on a Tuesday, we will get two episodes in one week. Here’s how the schedule looks, thanks to Disney Wishful:
Episode One – November 12th
Episode Two – November 15th
Episode Three – November 22nd
Episode Four – November 29th
Episode Five – December 6th
Episode Six – December 13th
Episode Seven – December 18th
Episode Eight – December 27th
When previously talking about honoring the traditions of Star Wars for the series, executive producer and writer Jon Favreau said:
“Dave Filoni and I, who are partnering on this, we’ve been working so hard to try to honor the traditions of Star Wars and try to present something we would be delighted to see, as fans. Because we started a while ago, it’s gonna be available, day one, on Disney+, on November [12th]. I think they’re going one episode at a time, but it will be there, premiering on the platform, so if you have it, you’ll get to see it.”
He also teased that it would show off a “Darker, Freakier Side of Star Wars”, saying:
“There’s a certain look that the Mandalorian lead character has, there’s a size that the spaceship is, there’s a scale that lines up with the original trilogy. I’m trying to evoke the aesthetics of not just the original trilogy [and] not just the first film, but the first act of the first film. What was it like on Tatooine? What was going on in that cantina? That has fascinated me since I was a child, and I love the idea of the darker, freakier side of Star Wars, the Mad Max aspect of Star Wars.”
The series stars Pedro Pascal (Narcos) as “a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.” It also includes Gina Carano (Deadpool) as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers (Predator) as Greef Carga, Omid Abtahi (American Gods) as Dr. Pershing, Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), as well as Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, and Werner Herzog in undisclosed roles, and Taika Waititi as the voice of the droid IG-11.
The plot of the show is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, and here’s the synopsis:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels) is directing the first episode and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional directors include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).
I can’t wait to watch this!