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‘The Mandalorian’: Jon Favreau’s ‘dark and freaky’ ‘Star Wars’ show starts season 2 this October

StarWars.com unveiled a photo from the set of the new show, which will be called “The Mandalorian.”
StarWars.com unveiled a photo from the set of the “Star Wars” show “The Mandalorian.”
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SALT LAKE CITY — “Star Wars” fans haven’t gotten a good look at “The Mandalorian” yet, but a second season of the Disney Plus show is set to film this fall.

According to ComicBook.com, director Rick Famuyiwa is scheduled to direct additional episodes starting Oct. 7 in Los Angeles. Famuyiwa previously helmed the first two episodes of Jon Favreau’s “Star Wars” show, which will debut on Nov. 12.

According to the “Star Wars’” website, other directors include Dave Filoni (“Star Wars Rebels”), Deborah Chow (“Jessica Jones”), Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”) and Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”), who also voices IG-88. Discussing Film notes Waititi’s schedule will likely be too full to return for “The Mandalorian’s” second season.

For those who don’t know, the series will follow a Mandalorian bounty hunter played by Pedro Pascal — think Boba or Jango Fett, but with less name recognition — as he works in the outer reaches of the galaxy. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Favreau said the show will feel “darker” and “freakier,” like George Miller’s “Mad Max,” while drawing inspiration from “A New Hope.”

“I’m trying to evoke the aesthetics of not just the original trilogy (and) not just the first film, but the first act of the first film. What was it like on Tatooine? What was going on in that cantina?” he said. “That has fascinated me since I was a child, and I love the idea of the darker, freakier side of ‘Star Wars,’ the ‘Mad Max’ aspect of ‘Star Wars.’”

While most “Star Wars” properties stay focused on the light and dark sides of the Force, ancillary entertainment in the universe has gone to some scary places.

An episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” saw Jedi Kit Fisto get trapped in General Grievous’ fortress. Another revealed literal Shakespearean embodiments of the Force called the Ones.

Favreau also confirmed the first trailer for “The Mandalorian” will be released at D23 Expo on Aug. 23, according to The Hollywood Reporter.