While Star Wars fans are no doubt eager to gather up any information revealed about Jon Favreau’s upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian at D23 Expo, the director has confirmed one critical detail a bit early, and it concerns how the series will be released.
The Mandalorian is slated to premiere on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, which opens its doors on Nov. 12. According to Variety’s latest interview with Favreau, the series will drop day and date with the service, meaning that The Mandalorian’s premiere date is Nov. 12.
Fans have also long wondered whether the series will be released all at once or more traditionally, over the course of several weeks. While Favreau doesn’t provide all the details regarding this aspect of the series’ debut, he does mention that he believes the show will be released over weeks, eschewing the binge-inducing practice of releasing a season in its entirety that has been popularized by Netflix.
“Because we started a while ago, it’s going to be available day one on Disney+ on Nov. 11,” said Favreau, likely accounting for time zones in the series' rollout. “I think they’re going one episode at a time, but it will be there premiering on the platform. So, if you have it, you’ll get to see it.”
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. The series debuts Nov. 12 on Disney+, the same date as the streaming service's official launch.