The Mandalorian to Air on Non-Disney+ Networks

The Mandalorian has been a huge hit on Disney+ ever since it premiered in late 2019. It also became the launching point for the streamer as its first episode aired the same day that it became available and it also marked the beginning of the Star Wars live-action projects on television.

Now, two seasons have aired and it has also spawned the spinoff The Book of Boba Fett. We're also just less than a month away before the highly-anticipated third season premieres. Based on the trailers, it looks like it will be the series' most epic one yet in terms of its scale.

In celebration of the show's upcoming third season, The Mandalorian will be airing on linear networks for the first time. According to Gizmodo, the beloved Star Wars series will air on ABC, Freeform, and FX for one night only this month.

The series is set to air its very first episode titled "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" on the aforementioned three networks this February 24 at 8 p.m. ET. It will be less than a week before the third season's premiere on Disney+.

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It looks like the show's airing on the linear networks will be its opportunity to promote the series for those who might not have seen it yet and it's also a way for them to hopefully attract Disney+ subscribers afterward to watch the following episodes assuming that they'll like the pilot.

A similar situation happened to Andor last Thanksgiving holiday when they aired the first two episodes on linear networks in order to hopefully attract more viewers of the series and subscribers to the Disney+ service.

It is exciting that the first episode of the series will become available to the mass even for just one night only since it will give them an opportunity to see what the hype was all about for those who haven't seen it yet and hopefully it will end up with a result that they're hoping to get.

It would be interesting to see if there will be some effect on the show's buzz and the number of Disney+ subscribers after the special airing later this month.

Also Read: The Mandalorian Star Reveals Dream Star Wars Role Was Princess Leia

The third season of The Mandalorian is set to premiere on Disney+ on March 1. You can check more details about it here.

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