You’re not getting a new season of The Mandalorian anytime soon, but in a few weeks, Disney+ will still start streaming a behind-the-scenes documentary series about how season 1 of the Star Wars series was made. And if you’ve got grade-school-aged kids who loved the show, it could be the perfect series for family binging watching.
When I was a kid, I loved behind-the-scenes specials about movies I loved, and still can remember some of them with near-perfect clarity, like Mark Hamill narrating a behind-the-scenes documentary about The Empire Strikes Back. In the ’80s and ’90s, behind-the-scenes specials about cool movies were something you had to make sure you taped on the night they aired, otherwise, you were shit out of luck. These days, kids are spoiled, and that’s great. Let’s spoil them!
Disney+ just released a trailer for Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, an eight-part series that will explore how The Mandalorian was conceived, and more importantly why it was made. Toward the end of the trailer, producer Dave Filoni notes that George Lucas urged the creators of The Mandalorian to remember that the audience of the show, must include, on some level, children. “We want to feel uplifted…Star Wars is ultimately about family.”
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Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian starts streaming on May 4, 2020, on Disney+