Star Wars Mandalorian Spin-Off In The Works?
Insider Daniel Richtman claims Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are working on another spin-off to The Mandalorian.
The Star Wars family could be growing one series larger courtesy of a new The Mandalorian spin-off. Insider Daniel Richtman reported on his patreon that two of the most influential Lucasfilm creatives, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, are working on a new series that will spin out of Disney+‘s flagship original. The show’s working title is Ghost Track 17, but Richtman didn’t have any other details to divulge.
That Favreau and Filoni are working on another The Mandalorian spin-off seems like less of a surprise than an inevitability. The series ushered in a new era of Star Wars storytelling and has already brought about two spin-off series: The Book of Boba Fett and the upcoming Ahsoka. The biggest question is, if Richtman’s report is accurate, exactly who will the new show be following?
Put a blaster to our head and we’d say the most likely candidate for the Mandalorian spin-off star is Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze. We know Bo-Katan will feature much more prominently in the upcoming Season 3 of The Mandalorian, and that at least part of it will see Pedro Pascal’s Din Djarin traveling to the ruined planet of Mandalore. With Djarin taking possession of the Darksaber at the end of Season 2 — a blade which gives him the right to lead Mandalore, a position Bo-Katan covets — the new season could very well also feature a conflict over the governance of the surviving Mandalorians.
We’d also note that professionally speaking, Katee Sackhoff’s near future looks surprisingly light on IMDb. Besides her upcoming return to The Mandalorian, the only project listed on her page is the sci-fi drama The Last Transport. It’s almost as if there’s an unannounced project, like a secret Mandalorian spin-off, keeping her from other work.
We’d also offer as evidence the fact that a little less than a year ago the star of another The Mandalorian spin-off — Ming-Na Wen who plays Fennec Shand in both The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett — accidentally spilled the beans early about a Bo-Katan show. Last January in a since-deleted tweet, Wen congratulated Sackhoff for getting her own Star Wars solo series green-lit. We’ve heard precious little about the bean-spilling since.
Assuming Richtman’s report is accurate and that the character(s) leading the new Mandalorian spin-off are ones we’ve already met, another possible direction to go would be the Tatooine lawman Cobb Vanth, played by Timothy Olyphant. Vanth was last seen in The Book of Boba Fett when the murderous Cad Bane (Corey Burton) seemed to have killed him, though he was revealed to be healing in Boba Fett’s (Temuera Morrison) regenerative pod at the end of the series.