Disney+ Star Wars Series “The Mandalorian” Reported to Cost $15 Million Per Episode. Writer and Executive Producer, Jon Favreau, is already working on a second season for the Disney+ Series.
A report from The Wall Street Journal stated that each episode of The Mandalorian cost $15 million to create. The first season of The Mandalorian is set to have 8 episodes, meaning the whole season cost the studios around $120 million to produce. If Disney and Lucasfilm are putting that much into creating the Star Wars Series they must be heavily invested in making sure it is being done the right way. With Jon Favreau and Pedro Pascal at the helm, the series is likely to be a wild success once in premieres on Disney+ streaming service later this year.
A second season for The Mandalorian was announced by Jon Favreau during a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, “I keep getting pulled deeper into the orbit of Disney, but fortunately the stuff that Disney’s working on is the stuff that I love. I wanted to do a Star Wars TV show like The Mandalorian and pitched it to them and they were very open to it. I even wrote four episodes before I even was hired to do it because I was excited as a fan to see what these stories might be and see if they were interested in doing what I was interested in, which they were. And I was actually writing Season 2 this morning before I came here.”
The Mandalorian will be one of many series that will be exclusive to the Disney+ streaming service and is expected to premiere with the launch of Disney+ later this year.
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