A new trailer for The Mandalorian is officially released online. The impending release of feature film The Rise of Skywalker in December would normally be the only major event for a franchise like Star Wars. But in addition to ending their classic cinematic story, the property is finally making its long-awaited jump to live-action television. Lucasfilm is planning on making great use of the Disney+ streaming service, with three Star Wars series in development. The Mandalorian already has a second season in the works, and there are shows for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor coming through the pipeline.
Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, The Mandalorian follows the exploits of the titular lone gunman (Pedro Pascal) as he traverses a lawless corner of the galaxy and works in the complicated bounty hunting profession. Not much is known about the show at this point in time (and there's likely a good reason for that), but fans did get a small taste of what they can expect during D23 2019, when the first trailer debuted. Now, another preview hits the scene.
Today, Lucasfilm shared a new trailer for The Mandalorian. Watch it in the space below:
Much like the first trailer, this one is light on plot details, but there are some clues to be garnered here. Based on the opening line, "Is the world more peaceful since the revolution?" it sounds like The Mandalorian is going to do a deep dive into the aftermath of the Galactic Civil War and the impact it had around the universe. The Rebellion's victory at Endor was a triumphant moment in the Skywalker saga, so it's easy to forget the widespread ramifications. The Empire was the galaxy's governing body (as tyrannical it was), and overthrowing it meant the universe could potentially be thrown into a chaotic state. Star Wars canon has shown there were lots of people who didn't mind the Empire's reign since it provided order and stability. As the New Republic transitions into power, mercenaries and bounty hunters will be trying to survive with whatever they can get their hands on.
The full eight-episode season of The Mandalorian has a budget that rivals those of studio tentpoles ($120 million). Obviously, it's a little less expensive than one of the standalone MCU films, but it's evident the show is going to have sterling production values. Despite being made for a streaming service, it looks very cinematic, and should boast all the amazing visuals Star Wars fans have come to expect. Early Mandalorian reactions were very positive, suggesting Lucasfilm's foray into Disney+ is off to an excellent start. One can only hope the entire run is strong and adds more to the Star Wars legacy.
The Mandalorian premieres November 12 on Disney+.