The Mandalorian Showrunner Comments on Season 3 Production Amid Coronavirus

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After becoming a huge hit on Disney+ and being nominated for 15 Emmy awards, Star Wars: The Mandalorian's second season is set to explore more stories with Din Djarin and is on track for its debut this October. Following reports earlier this year that the scripts are already being worked on, Season 3 of The Mandalorian is following the production timeline of its predecessor, with showrunner Jon Favreau remaining optimistic about its production amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Favreau talked about their approach and methods in filming for Season 3 amid COVID-19 restrictions. "The fact that the set is much more contained is a benefit because you can limit the number of people," Favreau said. "A lot of the people controlling it are doing it remotely from what we call the Brain Bar, which is a bank of gaming computers, essentially."

"The amount of people near the camera could be much smaller than [usual]," he continued. "We also shoot a lot outside, which is helpful, too."

Favreau pointed out that they "build to a moment in filming more like an animated production," where they have storyboards, discussions, and scouting in virtual reality. They also make use of cinematic tools in VR and most times the actors on screen aren't actually on set.

The Mandalorian's method in filming since its first season makes it easy for the cast and crew to film in the middle of a pandemic. Since it is an advantage amidst this crisis, this could potentially lead to production for Season 3 starting sooner than we think.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 is set for release on Disney+ this October.

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