Apparently, The Mandalorian is continuing the Star Wars franchise’s tradition of arriving in the Christmas season. In fact, according to a report, the third season of the series would premiere at Christmas 2022 on Disney+.
The news comes from the latest edition of Inside Line in the TVLine column with Matt Webb Mitovich. When asked if he knew when the series would return, his response seems to confirm the rumor that has been circulating for months.
“It is a safe bet that Season 3 will premiere this year, probably around Christmastime,” the Editor In Chief replied.
Additionally, both the first and second seasons of the series set in the Star Wars universe aired at the end of the year. The first season of The Mandalorian lasted from 12 November 2019 to 27 December 2019, while the second season was from 30 October 2020 to 18 December 2020. Its spin-off series titled The Book of Boba Fett (which strongly servers as “The Mandalorian Season 2.5″) also continued this trend and debuted on 29 December 2021 and has just come to its conclusion with the final episode on February 9th.
As if that weren’t enough, Star Wars under Disney has increasingly become a Christmas rendezvous with only two exceptions so far, which are Solo: A Star Wars Story and Obi-Wan Kenobi, a miniseries that would arrive in May 2022 on Disney+.
Here’s the synopsis of The Mandalorian‘s first spin-off, The Book of Boba Fett:
The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
The series stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck are the co-executive producers, while John Bartnicki is the producer and John Hampian is the co-producer.