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The Mandalorian: Release Date and More

The Star Wars franchise struck gold a few years ago when they released the hit show The Mandalorian back in 2019. The show follows a lone ranger and Mandalorian, Din Djarin, on a journey through time and space to protect the alien child, Grogu (“Baby Yoda” for those who never learned his name), from enemy forces. As the show has gone on, the bond between the two characters has grown, and at the end of its second season, we all watched in tears as the father-son dynamic between the two became solidified in its heartwarming season 2 finale (a quick note for those who aren’t caught up with the show yet, the rest of this article will contain spoilers, so read at your own risk). 

The end of season 2 showed Grogu and Din Djarin saying their goodbyes and going their separate ways after two whole seasons of bonding and relationship building. It seemed as though the Mandalorian’s arc had been completed when he, in a moment of heartfelt trust and love for his child, removed his mask and broke his oath to Mandalore. At the end of this scene, we watched as Grogu departed the Mandalorian in the arms of Luke Skywalker, who was there to take him to hone his Jedi skills. It looked like that would be the end of the show, with both characters having fulfilled some form of an arc and having been transformed by what one can only call a success story. This idea that the show was drawing to a close was only further solidified by the teaser for the spin-off The Book of Boba Fett that was thrown into the end credits for the season finale. However, luckily for fans, that was not the end for this dynamic duo, as the announcement of season 3 has been made!

The third season of this endearing show is scheduled for release sometime in February of 2023 (though a specific day has not yet been announced). That means fans only have to wait about three more months for the return of their beloved Grogu. That’s right, Grogu will be in the third season of TheMandalorian despite the somewhat misleading end to season 2.  This information was confirmed in the teaser trailer for the third season, which was recently released. The trailer also featured the two side by side in several scenes, so it doesn’t look like the father and son will be apart for very long. It will be exciting to see what is in store for them as they navigate a galaxy far, far away.

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