The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series to be streamed on Disney+, will be getting a second season before the show launches. The confirmation by series executive producer and co-writer Jon Favreau, was made during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live:
“We’re done with the first season, I’m, I was actually writing part of the second season now, so I am having a blast.”
You can see the statement at around the 13:16 mark:
As noted previously The Mandalorian takes place about three years after Return of the Jedi and tells the tale of a lone gunfighter:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.…
The first season will have eight episodes and was said to have a second season, and is now confirmed. The Mandalorian will start the hunt alongside the start of Disney+ on November 12. This year’s D23 Expo will have another preview (we got our first real look during this year’s Star Wars Celebration) on August 23 before the show begins (of course there are the toys, which often spoil everything).