The creator behind the ‘Star Wars’ show notes postproduction is on schedule for an October launch on Disney+.
Executive producer Jon Favreau was on a virtual panel for the ATX Television Festival, moderated by Vanity Fair’s Anthony Breznican. “We were lucky enough to have finished photography before the lock down,” he said. “Thanks to how technology-forward Lucasfilm and ILM are, we have been able to do all of our visual effects and editing and postproduction remotely through systems that had been set up by those companies for us.”
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal as a mysterious bounty hunter inhabiting the Star Wars universe. Supporting cast members include Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito and Carl Weathers. News of the production has been kept very close to the vest, but over the past few months, casting information about season two has leaked out and includes the addition of actors Rosario Dawson, Timothy Olyphant, Temuera Morrison and Michael Biehn to the roster. Fans are particularly excited about the idea of Dawson playing Ahsoka Tano.
Directorial duties for the second season will be shouldered by not only series creator Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni, but Ant-Man‘s Peyton Reed and Sin City‘s Robert Rodriguez as well.
The Mandalorian made a huge splash as the first live action Star Wars series made a big splash on the pop culture landscape. Baby Yoda became a surprise breakout character; the show is expected to have a third season at very least, and there is talk of spinoffs in the works.