The Mandalorian Returns After Hiatus

The Latest Development in the Star Wars Universe

Audrey White, Opinions Section Editor

Disney+’s beloved show The Mandalorian will return onscreen after its two-year-long hiatus. The third season will be available for streaming on March 1. 

A bounty hunter known as the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) travels throughout the galaxy, only to cross paths with a child called Grogu who is prone to the Force. The series takes place five years following the outcome of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

In season two, the Mandalorian (also known as Din Djarin) sets out to return Grogu (commonly referred to as Baby Yoda) to the Jedi. Din leaves Grogu with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to be educated in the Force. In a new addition to the Star Wars universe, Din and Grogu are reunited in The Book of Boba Fett. 

Season three excites viewers with a vague synopsis describing the reunified pair as the New Republic attempts to grow into a bright future, leaving many questions and theories. 

Though the synopsis may be brief, I think The Mandalorian will electrify viewers with many hindrances to come. Many questions still have to be answered- how might Grogu grow and learn the ways of the Jedi? How might it serve him and Din’s future adventures? I expect that viewers will see more of the Jedis in the new season, but will viewers learn more about who Grogu is and where he came from? Din removed his helmet- a great offense to the Mandalorians- but will the conflict possibly be resolved in season three?

Season three will have eight episodes, with one episode released each week. The season finale will conclude on April 19. No doubt, the new season of The Mandalorian will be the talk of social media in the coming weeks. Only time will tell how the season will progress.