The new Disney+ Star Wars Bounty Hunter show, The Mandalorian has been met with rave reviews, with a 9/10 on IMDB and a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans will be excited because on Twitter, the showrunner of The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau, just confirmed Season 2 for Fall 2020
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) December 27, 2019
Jon Favreau is the creator, head writer, and showrunner. He is also co producing the show with Dave Filoni from The Clone Wars, and Kathleen Kennedy. The show stars Pedro Pascal from Season 4 of Game of Thrones in the lead role.
The series takes place five years after the events of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and follows a Mandalorian bounty hunter beyond the reaches of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian is, a lone gunfighter and bounty hunter. He was a “foundling” who was rescued at a young age by the Mandalorians. The actor who portrays him has described his character as being “Clint Eastwood–esque with advanced combat skills and of questionable moral character.”
There is also a baby from the same species as Master Yoda. A bounty is offered to The Mandalorian for his return by a client. He is found and protected by the Mandalorian while being targeted by other bounty hunters.
Online, people have compared the show’s premise to Lone Wolf and Cub, which focuses on a samurai and his infant son.
Zaki Hasan of the San Francisco Chronicle said the show “in essence allows the franchise to take a mulligan with Boba Fett. Take the look, take that ineffable ‘cool,’ and transfer it over to an entirely new character who offers an untouched canvas, while giving the audience something that feels familiar. Three episodes in, that’s really all The Mandalorian is: a feeling. A good feeling, mind you, but rather than any specific storytelling quality, it’s that feeling you’re talking about. The visual effects, the sound effects, the overall look of the thing is all bang-on. This is a polished production that shows off every cent of its feature film budget on every frame of its run time.”
Season 2 of The Mandalorian is coming to Disney Plus Fall 2020.