The third season of The Mandalorian is set to premiere on Disney+ in February 2023, but season four is already in the works. In a recent interview with Cinema Blend at Star Wars Celebration, showrunner Jon Favreau mentioned that he’s now writing the fourth season of the flagship series.
“With television, we’re very lucky that we don’t have to rush things through into an hour-and-a-half, two hours. We get to tell stories slowly,” Favreau said. “So now, as Dave [Filoni]’s doing Ahsoka, it’s very much informing the writing that I’m doing for season 4. It becomes – how should I put it – more precise.”
There’s always a question about how long certain shows will run, so this seems like confirmation that The Mandalorian will be at least four seasons long. We have absolutely nothing to even begin to predict what a fourth season would be about, as we’re just beginning to get information on season three. The upcoming season will zero in on Mandalore, showing various Mandalorian factions and a return to the ravaged homeworld as Din Djarin continues his quest. He’s been disgraced – according to his clan – by removing his helmet, and the only way to make atonement for that sin is on Mandalore. So he’s heading back, and he’ll run into Bo-Katan Kryze and many other Mandalorians along the way.
Favreau also notes that what Dave Filoni is doing right now on Ahsoka has an impact on what he’s doing on season four, as these shows will be interconnected in the same universe and are all leading to a climactic culmination at some point. This sort of collaboration is really cool.
Favreau and Filoni are the central figures of this era of Star Wars storytelling, overseeing an inter-connected story set in the post-Return of the Jedi galaxy that includes The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka, and Skeleton Crew, and it likely won’t stop there either. All of that is possible in large part because of the success of The Mandalorian, however, and the highly successful series is just continuing to march on.