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'The Mandalorian' returns to Disney Plus with new episodes on October 30 — here's how to watch the exclusive 'Star Wars' series

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  • The second season of "The Mandalorian" will debut on Disney Plus on October 30.
  • "The Mandalorian" is an original "Star Wars" series set after the events of "Return of the Jedi," and the show's first season was one of the most watched series of 2019.
  • Rosario Dawson will reportedly join the cast as a Jedi Knight in season two, while Temuera Morrison will reprise his role as Boba Fett.
  • Disney Plus costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year; it's available in a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month.
  • For detail impressions on Disney Plus, read our full Disney Plus review here.

Season two of "The Mandalorian" is set to debut on Disney Plus on October 30.

The first season of "The Mandalorian" was the most watched show in the world during its eight episode run and recently earned seven Emmy awards including Outstanding Special Visual Effects. Pedro Pascal will return as the titular Mandalorian, a space-fighting bounty hunter tasked with protecting a small child whose special abilities could bring hope to the galaxy.

"The Mandalorian" has been praised for its tight, self-contained episodes and regularly evokes the spirit of classic Western and samurai genre films despite its sci-fi setting. As a nameless warrior, the Mandalorian uses his skills to earn a living, encountering new threats in each episode and constantly defending The Child from the evil forces of the Empire.

Executive Producer Jon Favreau told Variety that "The Mandalorian" has already been renewed for a third season, with production for season 3 scheduled to start before the end of the year. Former Disney CEO Bob Iger also said that more "Star Wars" series could be coming to Disney Plus based on characters from "The Mandalorian" during an earnings call in February.

Few details about season two of "The Mandalorian" have been revealed, but Rosario Dawson will reportedly join the series as Ahsoka Tano, a Jedi introduced in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," and Temuera Morrison will join the series as Boba Fett, the iconic bounty hunter who first introduced the Mandalorian armor to the "Star Wars" franchise in the 1978 "Star Wars Holiday Special."

Updated on 10/16/2020 by Kevin Webb: Added the latest trailer for season two of "The Mandalorian," and details on the show's Emmy Awards.

How to watch 'The Mandalorian' on Disney Plus

To watch "The Mandalorian" you'll need a Disney Plus subscription. The service costs $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. Season two will premiere on October 30, and all eight episodes of the show's first season are available to stream right now.

Unlike the popular exclusives on streaming services like Netflix, new episodes of "The Mandalorian" are released on a weekly schedule. Fans looking to binge watch season two of "The Mandalorian" will need to wait a few weeks after the season premiere for all the episodes to be available on Disney Plus.

You can find the Disney Plus app on iOS, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, and most smart TV and streaming player brands. You can also access the service through the Disney Plus website to watch online. Disney Plus has some of the best quality options of any streaming service, with support for up to 4K HDR video with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. You can also download movies and shows from Disney Plus to watch offline later. 

If you're looking to fill your "Star Wars" fix before season two of "The Mandalorian" arrives on October 30, be sure to check out our full breakdown of all the "Star Wars" offerings on Disney Plus, and our list of the top "Star Wars" video games.

When does 'The Mandalorian' take place?

"The Mandalorian" is set five years after the fall of the Empire in "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi." This puts the show's timeline about 25 years before the events of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." 

You can check out the full chronology of the "Star Wars" film series here.

How many episodes of 'The Mandalorian' are there?

The second season of "The Mandalorian" will feature eight episodes, which is the same number as season one.

A behind-the-scenes documentary series for "The Mandalorian" is also available on Disney Plus. The show, called "Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian," is available now and includes eight episodes.

What other movies and shows can I watch on Disney Plus?

Disney Plus is an on-demand subscription service that gives you access to thousands of hours worth of "Star Wars," "Marvel," and "Disney" movies and shows for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.

In addition to a huge library that includes almost every "Star Wars" movie and show, Disney Plus is also producing a collection of exclusive series to go alongside "The Mandalorian," like the "The Right Stuff," and Marvel's upcoming series "Loki," "The Falcon and the Winter Solider," and "WandaVision."

You can check out a detailed roundup of all the Disney Plus exclusive shows here, and a full breakdown of all the exclusive Disney Plus movies here.

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