- First live action Star Wars series, created and written by Jon Favreau.
- Live action debut for animated fan favorite character Ashoka Tano.
- Payton Reed and Robert Rodriguez joined as directors on this season.
The first Star Wars live-action show The Mandalorian created by Jon Favreau (The Lion King, Iron Man) returns for its second season on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar on October 30. The first season which released coinciding the service’s launch nominated for 15 Emmy awards including the best drama series.
The series reportedly added Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s Daredevil) as Ahsoka Tano in the character’s first live-action appearance, Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood) as Cobb Vanth, Michael Biehn (The Terminator) as unknown bounty hunter to the cast. Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and Tumuera Morrison (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones) are reportedly reprising the roles Bo-Katan and Boba Fett respectively joining the returning cast Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano and Carl Weathers.
The showrunner Favreau donning the director’s hat for season two joined by returning directors Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Soulmates). New directors on the show includes Payton Reed (Marvel’s Ant-Man), Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel) and Carl Weathers in his directional debut. The series’s alum Deborah Chow bagged untitled Kenobi series which is reportedly scheduled to begin production later this year and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) developing new Star Wars feature film.
The series is produced by Lucasfilm and Favreau’s Golem Creations and executive produced by Favreau, Filoni, Katleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. The production on the series completed earlier this year days before the world went into lockdown. The postproduction on the series done virtually by Lucasfilm owned ILM Television. The series will be available on Disney+ Hotstar Premium in India.