European Disney+ subscribers will have to wait a bit longer to view the entire first season of The Mandalorian. Disney+ is set to become available to future subscribers in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, and India on March 24th.
On February 17, Disney+ revealed how The Mandalorian would be released to European subscribers via their Disney+ UK Twitter Account which you can see below.
— Disney+ UK (@DisneyPlusUK) February 17, 2020
It appears the European release of The Mandalorian will be similar to the US rollout with the first episode being released on March 24 and subsequent episodes to be released roughly every week. This is unlike other streaming services such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, which release entire seasons all at once.
No reason was given for the UK release schedule, however this is most likely Disney’s attempt to keep subscribers paying for their subscriptions as opposed to taking advantage of a free trial to binge watch the entire season of The Mandalorian and then canceling.
Disney+’s UK Twitter thread also said “We plan to premiere lots of content at the same time as our friends in the US. However, there will be some variation in content between countries.”
Filming is currently underway for the second season of The Mandalorian and is scheduled to begin streaming in the US in October 2020. There is no word yet when the second season will stream to European subscribers.