STAR Wars fans are in for a treat as season two of The Mandalorian is expected to feature ‘established characters’ from the Skywalker saga.
The hit Disney+ show has so far focused on new characters including Pedro Pascal’s titular character, Carl Weathers Greef Karga and Gina Carano’s Cara – as well as star of the series, baby Yoda.
However, as the show gears up for season two, insiders close to the production have alleged to Deadline that fans may see “several established characters”.
The Mandalorian takes place between the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi and 2015’s The Force Awakens and follows a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.
It stands to reason that at some point we may see characters from the original George Lucas films and even potentially the prequel series, although whether that includes major players like Luke and Leia, and Han Solo, remains to be seen.
Show director Jon Favreau took to Twitter on December 27 to delight fans with a belated holiday gift that the second season of the Star Wars spin-off will be released late next year on Disney’s streaming service.
Jon wrote: “Season 2 of #TheMandalorian coming Fall 2020” alongside a picture of a new character that will be introduced.
The creature is a big, green pig-like warrior with protruding bottom teeth which Entertainment Weekly revealed to be a Gamorrean, which Star Wars fans first saw in the film Return of the Jedi guarding Jabba the Hutt’s palace.
Jon, 53, previously revealed back in July that he was already in the middle of writing the second series before the first had even premiered.