LOS ANGELES (AP) – Even a pandemic and a halt in television production cannot stop Baby Yoda. A new season of “The Mandalorian” arrives next month.
An announcement on the Star Wars Twitter account on Wednesday said new episodes would be available on Disney + starting October 30.
The first live action “Star Wars” television series, created by Jon Favreau, was a huge hit for the streaming service at launch. It follows a stoic, duty-bound bounty hunter and his quest to protect a tiny creature baptized by fans as Baby Yoda.
The tiny yet powerful character, referred to by producers as The Child, jumped into pop culture and meme stardom after its reveal at the end of the first season’s first episode.
The debut season of “The Mandalorian’s” will compete for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama later this month. The status of a second season debut was unclear with the industrial shutdown of production due to the coronavirus pandemic. The show was created with “virtual production techniques”, including LED video walls with otherworldly landscape backgrounds.
The announcement tweet didn’t include any footage or other details, just the show’s title screen with the characters Mandalorian and Baby Yoda in silhouette.