The Mandalorian Gets a Documentary Series on Disney+

For all you Star Wars fans out there mourning the end of the Skywalker Saga and the gaping, galactic hole between now and any fresh films or TV series, Disney+ has some good news for you. You will now be getting an eight-episode docuseries that will reveal how their first-ever live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, was made.

Assuming you’ve already watched The Mandalorian (and The Clone Wars), this announcement is like a fresh jug of blue milk. The new docuseries, titled Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, will run for eight episodes and will reveal how the show was made. The series will include brand new behind-the-scenes footage, of course, and conversations hosted by series creator, Jon Favreau.

Here’s the release from Disney:

In “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian,” Executive Producer Jon Favreau invites the cast and crew to share an unprecedented look at the making of the series which quickly became a pop culture phenomenon after premiering in November. Debuting on the day that a worldwide community of fans celebrate all-things-Star Wars — Monday, May 4 — “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian” is an eight-episode documentary series that pulls back the curtain on “The Mandalorian.” Each chapter explores a different facet of the first live-action Star Wars television show through interviews, never-before-seen footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by Jon Favreau.

“’Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian’ is an opportunity for fans of the show to take a look inside and get to see a different perspective, and perhaps a greater understanding, of how The Mandalorian came together and some of the incredibly talented contributors throughout Season 1,” said Favreau. “We had a great experience making the show and we’re looking forward to sharing it with you.”

Topics this season include the filmmaking process, the legacy of George Lucas’ Star Wars, how the cast brought the characters to life, the series’ groundbreaking technology, the artistry behind the show’s practical models, effects, and creatures, plus the creative influences, the iconic score, and connections to Star Wars characters and props from across the galaxy.

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian will premiere on May 4, 2020.

Featured image: The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) in his ship the Falcon Crest. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios


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