Here’s all the details on the upcoming show set in a galaxy far, far away
The resurgence of Star Wars as a fan-favourite franchise has never been more evident than now. The franchise made a comeback with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 and wrapped up the nine part Skywalker saga with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker a few years ago. But that was just the beginning, Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm, has been hard at work releasing one show after the other and with the success of The Mandalorian on its streamer Disney+, the Hollywood giant has been using the OTT platform to build another empire.
A slew of exciting shows such as The Book of Boba Fett and Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 has already been announced and here’s the latest updates we have on each of these:
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2
Disney recently announced the second season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The critically acclaimed animation series will come out in 2022. The series follows elite experimental clones of the Bad Batch and them finding their way in the fast-changing galaxy after Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The first season of the series is getting ready to conclude with a two-part finale, which can be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Mandalorian S3
The Mandalorian became the first live action series in the Star Wars franchise following its release in 2019. The series became an instant favourite and gained critical acclaim. The series follows the titular character, a lone wolf bounty hunter who saves a bounty he was supposed to hunt and goes on the run. Season 2 followed the same path and in December 2020, LucasFilms announced season 3 of the show and is expected to release in December 2021. The series created by Jon Favreau has Pedro Pascal in the titular role.
The Book of Boba Fett
The Book of Boba Fett was announced at the end of the final episode of The Mandalorian season 2. Marking the first Mandalorian spin-off series, it will follow Boba Fett after him crossing paths with Mandalorian and having taken his place in the criminal underworld. Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett and Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand are the only two cast members that have been confirmed for the show, which began production in November 2020.
Disney announced in 2019 that an Obi-Wan Kenobi series is in the works and that Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the Jedi. With Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader, the events of the show take place 10 years after Revenge of the Sith and before A New Hope. Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piessse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma and Rupert Friend are a few others who will feature in the show, which began filming in early 2021.
Lucasfilm announced that they are developing a prequel to Rogue One, after the success of the film. Following Cassian Andor played by Diego Luna, it is reported to be a spy thriller. Stephen Schiff was roped in as its showrunner but in April 2020, he was replaced by Tony Gilroy, who also took over the reshoot of Rogue One. Gilroy, who is known for directing the third act of Rogue One will be the showrunner, writer and director. Andor began its shoot in 2021 and is expected to release in 2022.
Ahsoka Tano has become a fan-favourite character since her introduction in Clone Wars. Her appearance in The Mandalorian was highly anticipated for this reason, and it didn’t disappoint. In 2020, it was announced that a Ahsoka live action series is in the works. Another spin off from The Mandalorian, the events of the series will take place within the timeline of the original series. While Ashley Eckstein developed and voiced the character in Clone Wars, The Mandalorian introduced Rosario Dawson as the live action Ahsoka and is the only cast member who is officially announced. A release date is also awaited.