Disney Plus released the first episode of “The Gallery: The Mandalorian” — a behind-the-scenes show about “The Mandalorian” — on Monday to celebrate “Star Wars” Day.

  • The show offers behind-the-scenes information about the show. Each episode will focus on a different aspect of the show.
  • “Directing” was the theme of the first episode. It included interviews with showrunner Jon Favreau and “The Mandalorian” directors, including Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi.

Here are three takeaways from the first episode:

  • Dave Filoni said he almost never got the job to direct “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” — Filoni said his first “Star Wars” project before “The Mandalorian” almost never came to be. He said he got a call from Lucasfilm Animation about working on the show while he was working on “Avatar: The Last Airbender” for Nickelodeon. He didn’t believe the call, though. Nor did he work on computer animation. But George Lucas recommended him. Soon, he realized the call was true. He went through two rounds of meetings before talking with Lucas.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard was given one of the hardest episodes to film. Called “Sanctuary,” the episode included a forest battle, stormtroopers and so many actions scenes that would traditionally be hard to film, Favreau said. She was given the role because she wouldn’t know how hard it was because she was a new director. The episode was different in that it took place on a peacekeeping world.
  • There was a darksaber prop — During Taika Waititi’s segment of the show, there was an interview with Giancarlo Esposito. We see shots of his character, Moff Gideon, holding a darksaber prop. The darksaber was one of the most powerful weapons from “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” that appeared in “The Mandalorian” finale — a moment that could change “Star Wars” forever.