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Release Date for First ‘Star Wars’ TV Show on Disney+ Is Sooner Than You Think

'The Mandalorian' is rocket-packing into streaming TV very soon.

Credit: Lucasfilm

Possibly the most popular TV show in late 2019 is one show that very few people have seen or know anything about. The first live-action Star Wars TV show ever — Star Wars: The Mandalorian — will hit Disney+ later this year. But when does it actually come out? The answer is sooner than you think.

According to Entertainment Weekly and a few other sources, the first episode of The Mandalorian will hit Disney+ streaming service on November 12, 2019. Right now, this means the series will not have all of its episodes released at once, but instead, most likely be released one at a time. It’s unclear if this kind of weekly release schedule will be the same for all the forthcoming Disney+ series (like the upcoming Marvel Loki series) will also be released weekly, but it’s a good bet.

For those who maybe forgot, The Mandalorian is a sort of space western adventure about a gunslinger in the Star Wars universe, set after Return of the Jedi, but taking place way before The Force Awakens. The title refers to the kind of crazy armor costume worn by the bounty hunter Boba Fett and his clone father Jango Fett. It’s not clear yet if the helmeted titular Mandalorian is a good guy or a bad guy or something in between. The show is being run by Jon Favreau, more famous as the guy who directed Iron Man and also plays Happy Hogan in the Marvel movies. But, unless you were a hardcore Star Wars person and you were at Star Wars Celebration this last spring, you probably haven’t seen a trailer.

All of that will likely change very soon, particularly since The Mandalorian debuts a full month before The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters in December.

The Star Wars saga might be taking a break on the big screen when The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 19, but in terms of streaming TV, it’s just getting started.