The third season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian won’t arrive on screens until next year, but showrunner Jon Favreau is already writing Season 4.
The adventures of Din Djarin and Grogu (or Mando and Baby Yoda) are seemingly set to continue beyond 2023, as Disney leans hard into television for the future of Star Wars storytelling. The first episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi dropped last week; Andor will follow in August; The Bad Batch Season 2 arrives in autumn; and Ahsoka will debut next year.
Somewhere in the mix is The Mandalorian Season 3, which is set to premiere on Disney+ in February 2023. Principal photography has wrapped up, with post-production now underway, but the show’s creator Jon Favreau has revealed that he’s already hard at work on what will come next – and how it will weave its story around the rest of the Star Wars universe.
“With television, we’re very lucky that we don’t have to rush things through into an hour and a half, two hours,” Favreau told CinemaBlend. “We get to tell stories slowly. So now, as Dave [Filoni]’s doing Ahsoka, it’s very much informing the writing that I’m doing for [The Mandalorian] Season 4. It becomes – how should I put it – more precise.”
This kind of crossover feels inevitable with shows that feature the same characters, and are set in the same time period – in this case, post-Return of the Jedi – and we’ve already seen plenty of it across The Mandalorian Season 2 and The Book of Boba Fett. It sounds like the events in Ahsoka will now also tie into (or at least have some impact on) the fourth season of The Mandalorian, too.
The long and short of all that for LEGO fans is that we’re bound to see more Mando sets in the months and years to come, joining the growing number already released. And given we’ve already got a couple of sets based on The Book of Boba Fett (even if one is technically from a Mandalorian post-credits scene), more products based on the Disney+ shows – including Ahsoka – seem a likely prospect.