“The Mandalorian” series creator Jon Favreau confirmed earlier this year that a fourth season of the show was in development and that the script had already been written. Production on the fourth season was set to begin in September however Deadline reported last month that filming could possibly be delayed due to the writers strike. Additionally, the latest issue of Production Weekly, reports that Season 4 of “The Mandalorian” will begin production in November.
During a recent interview with the Crew Call with Anthony D’Alessandro podcast, “The Mandalorian” producer/director Rick Famuyiwa addressed when Lucasfilm was aiming to produce the show’s fourth season. When asked if it’ll take “a couple of years” for Season 4 to release, Famuyiwa acknowledged that developing a second of the show is “such an undertaking:”
“I mean, we’ll see. Again, we’ll see. I don’t have any insight on the schedule, but it’s such an undertaking to put these seasons together and I think, because of the way we shoot it, and how the StageCraft plays into it, a lot of stuff has to be thought through, built, conceived in prep, and you don’t necessarily have the luxury to start shooting, and say, ‘Okay, we’ll figure this out later.'”
Famuyiwa also added that production takes time:
“So, that work takes time, that work has to get done, and obviously, all the series that have been happening, and just trying to figure out even just production space, and how everything slots in, there becomes sort of a jigsaw puzzle of how to figure it out, so… But I know, Jon [Favreau] has written the scripts, I know that he’s excited about continuing to tell stories in the world, so when and how that happens, obviously considering everything, we’ll see. “
Additionally, Rick addressed that he doesn’t know exactly when the new season will come out:
“But yeah, I’ve felt like this season was a nice culmination, but I’m excited about Season 4, and it’s certainly coming. Just don’t know exactly when.”
The third season of “The Mandalorian” concluded its run on Disney+ last April. In Season 3, the journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.
The series stars Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Emily Swallow and Giancarlo Esposito. The directors of the eight-episode Season 3 include Rick Famuyiwa, Rachel Morrison, Lee Isaac Chung, Carl Weathers, Peter Ramsey and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Jon Favreau is the showrunner/head writer and serves as an executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck are co-executive producers.
You can check out the Season 3 trailer below and read our review here:
Seasons 1-3 of “The Mandalorian” are available to stream now on Disney+.