The Mandalorian Season 2: 10 Reasons To Be Excited

Who else is ready to see the return of the Darksaber?


With barely two weeks to go, the return of The Mandalorian has got Star Wars fans at the edge of their seats.

When the tight-lipped gunslinger and his tiny green puppet first popped on our screens in November of last year, we had no idea how much of a treat we were in for. Between the compelling plots, the beautifully made costumes and the fantastic fight scenes, the first live action Star Wars TV show blew it out of the water.

If anyone had doubt about the viability of a live action Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian proved without a doubt that it can be done. We were given a wonderful imagining of a post-Endor galaxy, designed with the same attention to tone and setting that made the Original Trilogy so iconic all those years ago.

With news that this series is now not only a link between Episode VI and Episode VII, but also the Clone Wars and Rebels with the inclusion of Ahsoka Tano, its scope has expanded even further. Lucasfilm has already given us a fantastic finale at the end of the first season, and there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the follow up.


My passion for all things Sci Fi goes back to my earliest days, when old VHS copies of Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet gripped my tiny mind with their big, noisy vehicles and terrifying puppets. I'd like to say my taste got more refined over the years, but between the Warhammer, Space Dandy and niche Star Wars EU books, perhaps it just got broader. I've enjoyed games of all calibre since I figured out that dice weren't just for eating, and have written prose ever since I was left unsupervised with some crayons next to a white wall. I got away with it by calling it "schoolwork" for as long as I could, and university helped me keep the charade going a while longer. Since my work began to get published, it's made all those long hours repainting the walls seem worth it.