Though The Mandalorian Season 3 is set to premiere next Wednesday, showrunner Jon Favreau already has Season 4 written.
In an interview with French news channel BFMTV, Favreau confirmed that The Mandalorian Season 4 has already been written and that it was mapped out during post-production of Season 3. He then elaborated on how the various Star Wars shows have to line up, as they tell one full story.
“Season 4? Yeah, I’ve written it already,” Favreau said. “We have to know where we’re going to tell a fully-formed story. So we had mapped it out, Dave [Filoni] and I, and then slowly you just write each episode. So I was writing it during post-production. Because all of it has to feel like a continuation of the one full story.
“And then he’s doing Ahsoka, which I’m producing with him, but he’s the writer/showrunner on that. And so to understand what’s happening on other shows or even Skeleton Crew … all take place in the same Star Wars time period. So there’s a lot more things that we have to keep in mind and stuff that we’ve built up to from previous seasons of The Mandalorian, as well.”
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“The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu,” says the synopsis. “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.”
Season 3’s directorial lineup includes returning filmmakers Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, and Bryce Dallas Howard, along with Star Wars newcomers Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and Black Panther cinematographer Rachel Morrison.
The Mandalorian hails from executive producers Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson, Karen Gilchrist, and Carrie Beck. Favreau is also set as the showrunner and one of its directors.