It will be almost a year since the second season of The Mandalorian aired and fans have been wondering about when the series will make its return. Unfortunately, it might take a long time before we get to see Mando's next adventure although there is a recent development that should excite fans and give us an idea of when can anticipate the next installment of the series.
According to BespinBulletin.com, the third season of The Mandalorian has already started production last week at Manhattan Beach Studios in California. Filming is set to take place until late March. They also noted that they are currently shooting without Pedro Pascal, who is currently working on the HBO series The Last of Us.
This is certainly good news for fans of the series because it means that the third season is now set in motion and we could estimate that the waiting time will be around a year. As for Pascal's absence, it's not something that we should be concerned about. For the first two seasons, we've only seen Pascal physically in the role for a very few scenes. Most of his character's appearances are in his full armor. He could still perform through voicework and have a stunt performer do the role on the set. There's also a possibility that Pascal will show up if there's a break from filming The Last of Us or once it has wrapped.
Even though it might take a long time before we get to see the third season of The Mandalorian, fear not because there is The Book of Boba Fett which is coming this December 29. There's also Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi, which both have wrapped filming and are set to premiere next year. The wait for Mando's next adventure might be longer than we would want to, there's still a lot of Star Wars shows to look forward to.
The first two seasons of The Mandalorian are currently streaming on Disney+.