To make a short answer even shorter, we can (with fairly high confidence) say this: The Mandalorian will be getting a Season 4. And not only will Disney’s most consistent hit likely get that fourth installment; that fourth installment is already written.
Series creator Jon Favreau said in an interview earlier this year that he wrote the fourth season during post-production on the third—mostly because the storyline had already been mapped out and because he felt it was important to put those pieces together; there’s more Star Wars property on the way with Ahsoka, likely necessitating some connective storylines with future seasons of The Mandalorian. (It’s a bit too soon to speculate what those exact connections will be. Maybe some Admiral Thrawn action?)
Disney has not yet confirmed a Season 4; however, the greenlight is a safe bet. The real question is how much longer creators will keep the show going.
In February, Favreau responded to a Mandalorian endgame question in an interview with Total Film, confirming that the story is not yet near its final stages.
“I think the beauty of this is that it’s a middle chapter of a much larger story,” Favreau said. “We’ll have resolution over time with these characters… but it’s not like there’s a finale that we’re building to that I have in mind.”
Instead, Favreau said he’d love “love for these stories to go on and on. And so these characters potentially could be with us for a while, and I really love telling stories in their voice, and I love the way the adventures unfold and I’m looking forward to doing much more.”
Whether that “more and more” includes series star Pedro Pascal is a little less certain.
In an interview with RadioTimes, Pascal was asked if fans can expect him in The Mandalorian Season 4. He demurred:
“It’s a mystery. There’s such preciousness around even saying that I’m signed up for Season 4 if it’s already written. I’m naturally a blabbermouth, but I really get protective of it, because I get a thrill out of the surprises that are in store for the audience. And I don’t want the likes of you to ruin it for everybody by answering your questions.”
While Pascal’s time commitment to the series is somewhat unclear—it’s not known how many scenes he actually appears in the Mandalorian suit vs his stunt doubles—there’s no indication he’s stepping away from the project yet.
Which all leads to the final question: When exactly are we getting more Mando?
The Mandalorian Season 4 release date
No word yet from producers or creators.
The series premiered in November 2019 with its second season hitting Disney + about a year later in October 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic (and production on The Book of Boba Fett) delayed the third season until this February. If shooting schedules can mirror those early seasons, it’s possible we might see Season 4 as early as winter 2024.
Until then, there’s always Ahsoka this August.
Joshua St Clair is an Assistant Editor at Men’s Health Magazine.
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