Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) and Mando are returning to Disney Plus this week, with The Mandalorian season 3 kicking off Wednesday, March 1. The live-action Star Wars show follows the little green dude and his shiny bounty hunter dad as they travel through the galaxy, encountering new characters and familiar faces.
We’ll get new episodes each week until April. Star Wars fans’ Wednesdays will be packed next month, since season 2 of CGI animated series The Bad Batch is rolling out on Wednesdays until the end of March.
The Mandalorian season 3 episode release dates and times
Disney hasn’t revealed any schedule information beyond the premiere date, so it’s currently unclear if we’ll have any double episode weeks or mid-season breaks. Seasons 1 and 2 had uninterrupted one-episode-per-week runs, but the company could tweak its strategy. (The recent Star Wars series Andor had a three-episode premiere.)
So here’s our full predicted release schedule for The Mandalorian on Disney Plus, and we’ll adjust this if the company announces any changes or breaks. New episodes generally arrive at 12 a.m. PT (3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT/7 p.m. AEST), and they land on the service at the same time globally.
- Episode 1: Wednesday, March 1
- Episode 2: Wednesday, March 8
- Episode 3: Wednesday, March 15
- Episode 4: Wednesday, March 22
- Episode 5: Wednesday, March 29
- Episode 6: Wednesday, April 5
- Episode 7: Wednesday, April 12
- Episode 8: Wednesday, April 19
The show’s official account also has a tweet you can like for weekly episode reminders.
Is there a trailer for The Mandalorian season 3?
There two trailers for the third season of The Mandalorian. Lucasfilm released the first during Disney’s D23 convention last September and a second one on Jan. 16.
Where does The Mandalorian sit in the Star Wars timeline?
The series happens between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, following the downfall of the Galactic Empire and the rise of the New Republic.
All the Star Wars movies and shows are on Disney Plus, so you can catch up as you wish.
Do I need to watch the movies before The Mandalorian?
The movies — particularly Original Trilogy installments A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi — will make The Mandalorian a much richer experience and give you context, but the show tells a largely self-contained story aside from a few cameos.
At the very least, you should watch seasons 1 and 2 of The Mandalorian, which aired on Disney Plus in 2019 and 2020, before diving into season 3.
What about The Book of Boba Fett?
This eight-episode Mandalorian spinoff — which isn’t nearly as engaging as the show that spawned it — initially seemed to focus on Boba Fett, but Mando and Grogu pretty much hijacked the show for the last three episodes.
It revealed how the pair reunited after parting ways in The Mandalorian season 2 finale.
Is there a quick way to remind myself what happened?
You could read CNET’s recaps of seasons 1, 2 and The Book of Boba Fett.
Chapter 1: The Mandalorian
Chapter 2: The Child
Chapter 3: The Sin
Chapter 4: Sanctuary
Chapter 5: The Gunslinger
Chapter 6: The Prisoner
Chapter 7: The Reckoning
Chapter 8: Redemption
Chapter 9: The Marshal
Chapter 10: The Passenger
Chapter 11: The Heiress
Chapter 12: The Siege
Chapter 13: The Jedi
Chapter 14: The Tragedy
Chapter 15: The Believer
Chapter 16: The Rescue
The Book of Boba Fett
Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land
Chapter 2: The Tribes of Tatooine
Chapter 3: The Streets of Mos Espa
Chapter 4: The Gathering Storm
Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian
Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger
Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor
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