The Mandalorian season 3: next episode, episodes, trailer and everything we know about the Star Wars series

The Mandalorian season 3
The Mandalorian season 3 (Image credit: Disney Plus)

The Mandalorian season 3 is here, meaning fans finally have more of Mando, Grogu (baby Yoda) and the galaxy far, far away to enjoy in the next installment of Disney Plus' popular Star Wars TV show.

While season 2 left things on a heartwarming conclusion, there's evidently more to the story, with another Disney show, The Book of Boba Fett, being pivotal to your understanding of The Mandalorian's season 3.

Here is everything we know about The Mandalorian season 3.

When is the next The Mandalorian season 3 episode?

The Mandalorian season 3 finale is now streaming on Disney Plus. Chapter 24 in the TV series, here is the synopsis:

"The Mandalorian and his allies confront their enemies."

The Mandalorian season 3 trailer

In the build up to The Mandalorian season 3, series star Pedro Pascal was quoted at the Star Wars Celebration event saying the new season would be, "Action. Spectacle. Surprises." While we can't yet know what surprises lie in store, the trailer sure delivers on the first two. Check it out below. 

Before the full trailer was released, we were provided with a teaser trailer hinting at what was to come:

The Mandalorian season 3 plot

At the end of season 2, Mando, with the help of Boba Fett and Bo-Katan, rescues Grogu and defeats Moff Gideon, earning him the dark saber, a symbol of leadership among the Mandalore. Then, Luke Skywalker arrives having heard Grogu’s call through the force and offers to train him as a Jedi, leading to an emotional goodbye between Mando and Grogu, where Mando removes his helmet so his adopted son can see his face.

The story actually picks up in The Book of Boba Fett, as Mando gets a whole episode dedicated to his story after the events of season 2 (some have called it The Mandalorian season 2.5). In it, Mando meets with the Armorer, who tells him because he removed his helmet he can no longer be a part of the sect of Mandalorians he previously belonged to. But it’s not all bad news, as Grogu decides to give up his Jedi training and return to Mando.

You can get a bit of the plot from the trailers, but here is the official (albeit a bit brief) synopsis for The Mandalorian season 3 from Disney Plus:

"The journeys of the Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continue. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together."

The Mandalorian season 3 episodes

Here are the synopses for the released episodes of The Mandalorian season 3:

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 1, "Chapter 17: The Apostate"
"The Mandalorian begins an important journey."

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 2, "Chapter 18: The Mines of Mandalore"
"The Mandalorian and Grogu explore the ruins of a destroyed planet."

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 3, "Chapter 19: The Convert"
"On Coruscant, former Imperials find amnesty in the New Republic."

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 4, "Chapter 20: The Foundling"
"Din Djarin returns to the hidden Mandalorian convert."

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 5, "Chapter 21: The Pirate"
"The people of Nevarro need protection from rampant pirate attacks."

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 6, "Chapter 22: Guns for Hire"
"The Mandalorian visits and opulent world."

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 7, "Chapter 23: The Spies"
"Survivors come out of hiding."

The Mandalorian season 3 cast

Pedro Pascal once again leads The Mandalorian as Mando, aka Din Djarin. Though we barely see his face behind the mask, this has become the defining role of Pascal's career to date. Though he is of course also known for his time on Game of Thrones, a fun supporting turn in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and the video game adaptation The Last of Us.

Other confirmed members of the cast for season 3 include Katee Sackhoff, who plays Bo-Katan, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Amy Sedaris as Peli Motto, Emily Swallow as the Armorer and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon.

Other familiar faces, like Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand or Bill Burr as Mayfeld are unconfirmed for this season, as are any new guest stars.

One name we can be sure that is not going to appear is Gina Carano, as Disney opted to stop working with the actress on The Mandalorian and a potential Cara Dune spinoff series.

Get more info on The Mandalorian season 3 cast right here.

How to watch The Mandalorian season 3?

To be sure you can watch The Mandalorian season 3, you need to be a subscriber to Disney Plus. The streaming service is available to US and UK subscribers as a standalone service, but US consumers can also opt to pair it with ESPN Plus and Hulu as part of the Disney Bundle or to have it as a standard feature on Hulu with Live TV.

The first two seasons of The Mandalorian are exclusively on Disney Plus if you want to catch up with or rewatch the series.

The Mandalorian season 3 poster

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