The Mandalorian season 3 is ongoing with five episodes released so far. While season 1 and season 2 have a rating of above 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, season 3 seems to be falling behind with only a 71% audience score and 87% critics score.

Is the popularity of the show decreasing? Read on to know more about the future of The Mandalorian series.

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The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian is an American Television series based on the Star Wars series character of the same. It is the first live-action series in the Star Wars Franchise. The Star Wars franchise series was in the works for Disney+ after George Lucus, the creator of Star Wars sold his film production company Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012. Jonathan Kolia Favreau was signed as the showrunner and writer for the series.

The series premiered on Disney+ On November 12, 2019, and ran for 8 episodes till December 27, 2019. The Mandalorian season 1 has a rating of 93% and an audience score of 91%. The series gained immediate popularity for its amazing storyline while staying true to the jest original franchise. It also gained immense popularity through its “baby Yoda” memes.

The Mandalorian baby Yoda meme

Mandalorian race

Mandalorians are a group of people that live on the planet Mandalore in the George Lucus-created Star wars universe. They first appeared in the sequel of the original Star Wars movie called The Empire Strikes Back. They were a group of supercommandos and wore white armor. Boba Fett the Bounty hunter character, was introduced later in the franchise. His popularity later forced more stories and in-depth lore of the Mandalorian race.

Boba Fett in the original Star Wars movie

In the recent television series by Disney+, it was stated that the Mandalorians were not aliens. They are a group of people who have a distinct ideology and are made up of all races and species from all planets living in Mandalore.

The Mandalorian series plot

The series stars Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian. The story takes place five years after the events of “The return of the Jedi” (1983) movie. After the fall of the Galactic Empire, a lone Mandalorian bounty hunter by the name of Din Djarin is hired by the surviving Imperial forces to bring back the child Grogu. While doing so, Din Djarin finds out that they want to use the baby and cause harm to it. He then escapes with the baby and tries to unite it with its kind.

Moff Gideon, the leader of the remaining imperial forces, then pursues them. He wants to use Grogu’s connection to the force to bring back the empire. Season 2 was aired from October 30th, 2020, to December 18, 2020, and had a total of 8 episodes. In this season, the Mandalorian starts looking for the Jedi to unite the child with his kind.

Din Djarin and Grogu from Season 2

Season 1 and Season 2 received good reviews from audiences and critics alike. The rotten tomatoes score for season 2 was 93% critics score and 91% audience score. Many fans enjoyed the surprise at the end of season 2. While the series could have ended after season 2, the popularity of the series led to the approval of another season in December 2020.

The Mandalorian season 3 reviews

Season 3 started developing in March 2021 and filming on October 13, 2021. It premiered on Disney+ on March 3rd, 2023, and is expected to finish with an eight-episode run on April 19, 2023. The season has received mixed reviews since its initial release. While some believe it is better than season 2, others are not impressed with the story progression of the season so far. This has led to poor reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and other review sites.

Is The Mandalorian season 4 under production?

The dwindling reviews from the audience and critics alike have not slowed the showrunner’s hopes. When asked about The Mandalorian being renewed for a new season, Favreau said the script is already done. Though there are no official updates from Disney or Lucasfilm, rumors are that the fourth season is already under development.

We might just get to see the season air anytime by next year. For now, we can wait for any official updates from Disney and Lucasfilm.
Maybe season 4 might just be the redeeming season for The Mandalorian. As stated by the showrunner Jonathan Favreau, Season 4 will not be the last of the franchise, and there is still much more for it to offer.