Entertainment Weekly Reveals First Look at Season Two of Disney+ Original ‘The Mandalorian’

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Star Wars fans were treated on Tuesday morning to an exclusive look at season two of the highly anticipated Disney+ original The Mandalorian.

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Entertainment Weekly is releasing two exclusive covers to highlight the second season. One cover depicts the 2019 sensation Baby Yoda, while the other showcases the Mandalorian himself clad in gear with baby Yoda on his hip.

For this special edition, EW was able to sit down with creator Jon Favreau to talk about the show’s second season and how quickly the series became a phenomenon. Favreau highlighted the time he realized the immense popularity when Europe hadn’t even aired the show yet.

“The show wasn’t there!” Favreau says. “Something was going on where people were connecting with the characters, with social media allowing them to see aspects of the show before they even knew what it was.”

The success of The Mandalorian had many scratching their heads after fans of the beloved franchise shared negative reactions to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Favreau attributes this to low expectations for television.

“I think it was the fact it was live-action Star Wars on TV for the first time,” Favreau says. “Having worked on bigger, higher-profile films, there’s a much different set of standards that you’re judged by. We’ve benefited from the smallness of our world.”

In July, it was announced that The Mandalorian was nominated for 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Drama Series.

Favreau opened up about the different storytelling aspects that will take place in the show’s second season, most notably the focus on other characters rather than just Mando.

“As we introduce other characters, there are opportunities to follow different storylines,” Favreau says. “The world was really captivated by Game of Thrones and how that evolved as the characters followed different storylines — that’s very appealing to me as an audience member.”

Fans were quick to share their excitement for the show’s return.

Season two of The Mandalorian will premiere on Disney+ October 30. Entertainment Weekly’s Baby Yoda cover will be on newsstands starting September 18. The Mandalorian cover can be found exclusively at Barnes & Noble. To read the full interview with Favreau, click here.