The October premiere date for Season 2 of The Mandalorian may still feel like it’s far, far away, but pre-production has already begun on a third installment of the wildly popular Disney+ series, Variety reports.
Sources close to the production have confirmed that creator Jon Favreau has been “writing season 3 for a while,” and that the art department, led by Lucasfilm vice president and executive creative director Doug Chiang, has been creating concepts for Season 3 “for the past few weeks.”
“We’ve just started pre-production and are looking into further adventures for the Mandalorian in Season 3,” revealed one source.
In addition, another source with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the production design department began working on season 3 on April 20, pointing to the fact the department requires “such a huge lead time” to explain why “the gears have started grinding really early on.”
News of season 3 being in the works comes just over a month after production wrapped on Season 2. The Mandalorian was luckier than most shows, as it managed to round off production in early March, just before the first coronavirus shelter in place orders came into effect.