During a recent conference call with industry analysts, Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed many details regarding their hit streaming service, Disney+. According to reports, the streaming service has reached over 28.5 million subscribers as of February 3 with many of those coming solely for The Mandalorian, among many other upcoming Marvel exclusives.
Iger explained that The Mandalorian certainly has the value of more than one season to come from it, with a long-term intent on adding in additional characters who could have the potential to get a Star Wars spin-off series of their own.
Currently, Disney+ is available in a handful of countries (four including the U.S.), with more coming at the end of March, including India and the UK. This will certainly aid Disney in meeting its 5-year plan of reaching between 60-90 million users during that time.
The Mandalorian was met with fairly positive reviews with many praising Pascal’s portrayal of the title character and the overwhelming cuteness of “the child”, better known by the typhoon of internet memes as “baby Yoda”. The first season recently wrapped with 8 episodes from showrunner John Favreau. There are no specific details on how many episodes season 2 will receive when it debuts later this year in October.