The first official trailer for Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3 has officially arrived at D23 Expo. Production on The Mandalorian‘s third season reportedly began in September 2021, continuing the adventures of Pedro Pascal’s Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin. Season 2 concluded in December 2020, and has produced a number of spinoffs, such as The Book of Boba Fett and Ahsoka. As the first original Star Wars series to premiere on Disney+, The Mandalorian has led the way for the Star Wars franchise on the small screen spearheaded by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Plus, Star Wars Celebration delivered the news that The Mandalorian Season 3 arrives in February 2023.
Season 2 ended with a young Luke Skywalker rescuing Mando and Grogu/Baby Yoda from Moff Gideon. Mando spent the first two seasons trying to reunite Grogu with the Jedi Order. He was able to connect with Dawson’s Ahsoka, but she had her own mission to attend to, which will be explored in a spinoff series on Disney+. Mando, Ahsoka, and Luke Skywalker also guest-starred in The Book of Boba Fett, where Grogu was given the option of either becoming Luke’s first student at his new Jedi Temple, or reuniting with the Mandalorian. Grogu ended up choosing Mando, and they helped Boba Fett defend his territory from the Pyke Syndicate.
With Din Djarin having obtained the Darksaber, he now has what Bo-Katan Kryze needs to be the leader of Mandalorians. A trailer shown at Star Wars Celebration built on their brewing rivalry, having Din Djarin speak to Bo-Katan about returning to Mandalore to absolve his transgressions, such as taking off his mask. However, Season 2 saw Bo-Katan expressing her desire to duel Din as a means to obtain the Darbsaber through combat.