There are many moving parts in the Star Wars universe right now. But Jon Favreau, creator of The Mandalorian, is already ahead of the game. In an interview with BFMTV (which we saw via Twitter), he shared that not only is the outline for The Mandalorian season four complete (well ahead of the show’s season three premiere!) but the scripts themselves are actually ready to go. That’s right, The Mandalorian season four has already been written.
This makes a lot of sense, in our opinion. How can a universe know where it’s going if things aren’t ready ahead of time? But it seems like we rarely see this level of preparation achieved. When it comes to the Star Wars Disney+ series universe, though, at least where shows taking place in the post-Return of the Jedi era, it seems we finally have it.
Favreau shares, “Season four [of The Mandalorian,] yeah, I’ve written it already. We have to know where we’re going to tell a fully formed story. We had mapped it out, Dave [Filoni] and I, and slowly you just write each episode. So I was writing it during post-production. Because all of it has to feel like a continuation and one full story.”
He goes on to say, “And he [Dave’s] doing Ahsoka, which I’m producing with him. He’s the writer and showrunner on that. And so, to understand what’s happening on other shows, and even Skeleton Crew, [they] all take place within the same Star Wars time period. There’s a lot more things that we’ve got to keep in mind and stuff that we’ve built up to from previous seasons of The Mandalorian as well.”
It is a lot to keep track of. But it sounds like everyone is working closely together to ensure the cohesion of the story remains high. Everyone seeks a connected universe, but usually, the Achilles heel comes from a lack of the different shows and movies speaking with one another. This honestly makes us more excited for The Mandalorian‘s upcoming seasons, three and four, and the rest of the Star Wars world that awaits. The Mandalorian season three releases on March 1.