The Mandalorian season 4 potential release date: When will The Mandalorian season 4 be on Disney+?
The Mandalorian season four is apparently happening, although Star Wars fans aren’t convinced given how conclusive the season -three finale felt. The latest season of the Disney+ show concluded on April 19 and the episode wrapped up the storylines across the series to date. However, showrunner Jon Favreau previously confirmed that he was already writing season four back in May 2022.
When he revealed the news, Favreau also teased that there were more crossovers in Din Djarin and Grogu’s future. “As Dave [Filoni]’s doing Ahsoka, it’s very much informing the writing that I’m doing for season four,” he explained.
With season three wrapping up all loose ends, this makes more sense in light of the news that Filoni will be directing a new Star Wars movie that’ll serve as the culmination of all the stories to date from this era.
So, we’re pretty sure that The Mandalorian season four will happen, but we might just be in for a bit of a wait. While we wait, here’s everything you need to know and, be warned, there are some major spoilers ahead for the season-three finale.
Even though we know it’s coming, we don’t yet have a confirmed release date for The Mandalorian season four. Usually, we’d say you could expect a new season to debut later in the year after the first season premiered in November 2019 and the second season in October 2020. However, season three was delayed until March 2023, and now it looks like season four will be some time coming too. In light of the strike action in Hollywood this year, filming may have been pushed back from its scheduled September start date (via Deadline) even though the scripts are reportedly complete.
“I know that Jon has written the scripts. I know he’s excited about continuing to tell stories in this world, and so when and how that happens, considering everything, we’ll see,” executive producer Rick Famuyiwa told Deadline. “It’s certainly coming, I just don’t know exactly when.”
Famuyiwa expanded on the season four production process to Collider, saying: “I’d be shocked if they just stopped making them at this point. “But yeah, I think that just the way shows come together, and the process around the shows, I know that they’re deep into starting the prep and the pre-production process. Now exactly when it goes to lens and things start to shoot, I don’t know…”
While Hollywood writers have officially ended their five-month strike, after the union reached an agreement with the studios, the actors are still on the picket line — and Pedro Pascal himself was recently spotted holding up a SAG-AFTRA sign with his fellow union members.
If the actors union does reach a deal with the studios before the end of the year and Mando season four is able to begin filming as previously planned, we could expect it to land in late 2024, perhaps around the October/November date of the first two seasons.
The Mandalorian season 4 cast: Who will be back in The Mandalorian season 4?
Obviously, Din Djarin and Grogu lived to fight another day, so you can expect Pedro Pascal back as the titular Mandalorian (if it even refers to him any more), even if he has said news of his return is currently a “mystery”.
“There’s such preciousness around even saying that I’m signed up for season four if it’s already written,” he explained to RadioTimes. “I’m naturally a blabbermouth, but I really get protective of it, because I get a thrill out of the surprises that are in store for the audience.”
After the death of Paz Vizsla in the penultimate episode, we were prepared for more heartbreaking deaths in the finale – but our heroes all survived. Now that Mandalore is back in the control of the Mandalorians, expect to see more of Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, Emily Swallow as The Armorer and Simon Kassianides as Axe Woves, among others.
One person who (probably) won’t be back is Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon, considering the combined force of Din, Bo-Katan and Grogu – as well as a flaming ship – saw him burned to a crisp.
Other potential returns in season four include Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Amy Sedaris as Peli Motto and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Carson Teva. Although, as mentioned above, nothing has been confirmed yet.
The Mandalorian season 4 plot: How does The Mandalorian season 3 ending set up season 4?
In truth, The Mandalorian’s season three finale felt more like a final season than something that set up what’s to come. After the Moff was defeated, Din Djarin adopted Grogu as his son. As a result, Grogu is now Din Grogu and a Mandalorian apprentice. The duo headed back to Nevarro, where Greef Karga gifted them a cabin outside of town to live in.
Now that he’s got Grogu to train, Din Djarin tells Carson Teva that he’s going to be “more selective” in his assignments, offering to work for the New Republic “on a case-by-case basis” – but it’s an arrangement that’ll just be kept between him and Carson.
Nevarro has a new marshal too, but it’s not Din Djarin – it’s the rebuilt IG-11 (voiced by Taika Waititi). And that’s where we leave off the season: with Din Djarin and Grogu chilling in their new home.
Season four has a relatively clean slate to start from, and we can expect the Star Wars series going forward to build to Filoni’s movie. The standalone film will tie up this era of Star Wars storytelling, but could also spin off into new series, too.
The Mandalorian season 4 trailer: Any footage of The Mandalorian season 4?
Sadly not. Even though Favreau has been writing The Mandalorian’s fourth season since May 2022, it hasn’t started filming yet, so we don’t have anything to show you. As always, we’ll let you know as soon as we know more. The Mandalorian seasons 1-3 are available to watch on Disney+.