Jon Favreau confirms that The Mandalorian season 4 is already in development well ahead of the release of season 3. The monumental success The Mandalorian received with its debut in 2019 has led the series to getting a well-received season 2 and a highly anticipated season 3, something that has caused Favreau as well as his executive producer partner Dave Filoni to continue expanding the Mandalorian universe. With spin-off series such as The Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka, the impact of The Mandalorian has created a tidal wave within the Star Wars galaxy.
The story of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) has become more and more compelling for audiences as his journey continues to expand into the greater Star Wars universe. Season 1 of the series saw Din remaining mainly in the Outer Rim on planets such as Nevarro, Sorgan, and Tatooine as his character and his journey were just being introduced. With his world established—and very well-beloved, courtesy of his foundling Grogu—season 2 took the leap to bringing in even more planets in addition to famed characters such as Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) and even Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson). The Mandalorian season 3 is expected to be even bigger than season 2, with more action and surprises than its last chapter, which will no doubt also make Din’s story even more impactful, emotional, and expansive.
Now, Favreau himself has confirmed that Din’s story won’t stop with The Mandalorian season 3. In speaking to Cinema Blend at Star Wars Celebration, the producer discussed the positives of working within the television genre as compared to film. He mentioned the perks of not having to rush Din’s story in a certain time window and instead getting the freedom to add multiple chapters to it, which led him to the big reveal. Favreau said that as Filoni works on his upcoming Ahsoka series, he lets his partner’s work inform “the writing that I’m doing for [The Mandalorian] season 4.” See Favreau’s full quote below:
This is the first official confirmation of The Mandalorian season 4, with the only other mention of it being hinted long ago by an enthusiastic Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon). In making this reveal, Favreau also discussed story crossovers between these series, which makes it possible for Din to appear in Ahsoka and vice-versa. It seems as if the exploration of Mandalore in season 3 won’t be the end for Din and his fellow Mandalorians, as Favreau mentions the “fertile ground” there is for stories like these to be told in a slower medium. With much information still unknown about The Mandalorian season 3, it’s hard to determine what direction season 4 could possibly be going in as Favreau begins to develop it.
What is known about The Mandalorian season 3 sets up a thrilling adventure to Mandalore, which will make its live-action debut in the latest installment of the series. With Sackhoff confirmed to return as Bo-Katan alongside many other Mandalorians, much of the recent history of Mandalore will likely finally be revealed to audiences who have missed out on events such as the Great Purge and the Night of a Thousand Tears. Din’s struggle to regain his identity after being banished for the removal of his helmet will intertwine with that effort of the Mandalorians to regain their homeworld as The Mandalorian season 3 provides yet another exciting and emotional story to its compelling universe, one that viewers now know for certain won’t be the end for Din.
Source: Cinema Blend