The Mandalorian Season 3 does not yet have a release date, but filming is still going on. The show went on pause for a long time while Lucasfilm worked on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Andor, and The Book of Boba Fett. According to star Carl Weathers, the follow-up season of Disney Plus’s original is now filming as of late 2021.
Below, we’ll go over everything we know so far about the show’s return, including potential cast members and where we think the story will head next. Is there going to be a third season? Yes. The Mandalorian’s future was confirmed by creator Jon Favreau in December 2020, even though the program was renewed before season 2 was even published.
The Mandalorian Season 3 is set to premiere in 2022, according to reports. Officially, all that has been revealed is that it was supposed to start filming ‘immediately after’ The Book of Boba Fett – but that appears to have changed. Carl Weathers (Greef Karga) stated in August 2021 that production will begin in September, and he began filming his parts in October 2021. This most likely indicates the show will return in late 2022.
Pascal will reprise his role as the titular Mandalorian, Din Djarin, although the rest of the cast has yet to be announced. Moff Gideon, played by Giancarlo Esposito, may return in the future, but Gina Carano will not reprise her role as Cara Dune.
The Mandalorian Season 3 is expected to touch up plot threads such as the fate of the Darksaber weapon and if Grogu would return to Din after being educated by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). The Mandalorian Season 3 has yet to be given an official release date, although late 2022 appears to be a safe guess at this time. The show was mentioned in a September 2021 THR piece as part of Lucasfilm’s pipeline for next year. Because both Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi have already filmed, we can expect the show to reappear once Disney Plus has released them.
Grogu fans were worried that when The Book of Boba Fett has unveiled at the end of The Mandalorian season 2 finale, the new show would take the place of a third season of The Mandalorian. But that isn’t the case: Favreau has confirmed that Din Djarin’s tale will be continued in The Mandalorian Season 3. Given the customary timeframes for productions of The Mandalorian’s size, both of these comments point to a Sabacc release date in late 2022.
However, Pedro Pascal’s commitment to HBO’s live-action series based on Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed videogame The Last of Us, in which he plays Joel Miller, could cause The Mandalorian Season 3 to be delayed. Pascal’s contract with HBO began in early July, and production on the new show began in early July. While there is no official supporting cast for Season 3 yet, Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin, aka The Mandalorian, will return (at least in part).
Other actors returning next season are unknown – which is understandable given Lucasfilm’s penchant for keeping guest performers hidden until fresh episodes premiere on Disney Plus – but the show now has a large cast to select from.
We’re expecting Katee Sackhoff‘s Bo-Katan Kryze to return – perhaps season 3 will focus more on her quest to restore Mandalore – and Carl Weathers (Greef Karga) to make an appearance. However, Gina Carano will not reprise her role as former Rebel Shock Trooper Cara Dune. Giancarlo Esposito appears to be certain that he’ll return in The Mandalorian Season 3 as rogue Imperial Moff Gideon.
In addition, there have been reports that the Wookiees will make an appearance. Sources close to season 3’s production have suggested that a Wookiee will appear in the program, according to the Bespin Bulletin podcast. Naturally, there’s no way of knowing whether or not this is genuine, so we’ll remain dubious for the time being.