The Mandalorian takes WJ by storm

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With the recent end of season one of The Mandalorian, many fans are excited to see the development of the sequel story with season two coming out this year.

One of the biggest hits on Disney+, The Mandalorian, premiered on November 12, 2019, the first day that Disney launched their new streaming entertainment service. The exciting new series in the Star Wars universe takes place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi. The first season has now been concluded, releasing its eighth and final episode recently.

Many WJ Star Wars fans have long anticipated the arrival of the show and were very pleased with the overall acting and effects of the show.

“I bought Disney+ the same day it came out and I couldn’t wait to start watching The Mandalorian. I’m a big Star Wars fan and with every episode I fall in love with the show every time,” junior Arno Armaliyan said.

The star of the show, Pedro Pascal, best known for his role in Game of Thrones, plays the lead role of The Mandalorian, depicting a lone bounty hunter. With this show becoming their first ever live-action TV series, Disney has invested a lot of time and money into the show, estimated to be about 15 million dollars per episode, making it one of the most expensive TV series’. Luckily, Disney’s work has paid off, since The Mandalorian has been in high demand and has earned 40 million “demand expressions” according to data provided to Observer news by research firm Parrot Analytics.

The first season has eight episodes, and a second season has already been ordered to premiere on Disney + in late 2020.

“I only got Disney+ just to watch the show [The Mandalorian], and it’s really good and so is the storyline, since it has a really great plot,” junior Rohan Panigrahi said.

With Disney+ only releasing one episode per week, it keeps fans on their toes and prolongs their subscription to the streaming service. If the popularity of the show continues on this trend, Disney may be able to look forward to the future Star Wars series.

“The Mandalorian is such a great show to watch after the latest movie and I really hope the next season is just as good,” sophomore Angelo Mazhandu said.