Disney confirmed today that “The Mandalorian” will return for Season 2 on Disney+ in October. The announcement was made during Disney’s earnings call for Q1 2020.
“Our growing slate of original content is also a great interest for our subscribers, especially ‘The Mandalorian,’ which has quickly become a bona fide hit and a cultural phenomenon,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a certain child in ‘The Mandalorian,’ who has taken the world by storm. I do believe the sensational response to this new character says so much about Disney+ and our company’s ability to connect with audiences.”
A blockbuster for Disney+, “The Mandalorian” seemed to live up to the hype when it premiered last November, taking the No. 3 spot on a ranking of the most in-demand digital originals among U.S. viewers, Variety reported.
According to data from Parrot Analytics, the series garnered 40 million “demand expressions” and had stronger U.S. demand than some of 2019’s biggest streaming originals — Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” “When They See Us” and “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” as well as Amazon Prime Video’s “Good Omens” — in its first four days.