Baby Yoda is probably a toddler by now.
The second season of “The Mandalorian” will be released at 3 a.m. EST Friday, and it continues the adventures of the motley intergalactic crew, including Season 1’s breakout character, the cuddly, doe-eyed Baby Yoda. It also adds several high-profile new faces.
Secrecy around the “Star Wars” spinoff remains tight, so few details about the eight new episodes have been revealed.
What we do know is that it picks up shortly after Season 1, which premiered last year on Disney+.
Armored bounty hunter Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) was hired to secure a “child” for a crime boss, but had a change of heart when it came to turning over the adorable — and highly marketable — creature. Now Djarin’s on the run from the bad guys, trying to return the child (known to fans as Baby Yoda) to his people.
Also returning are Djarin’s allies Greef Karga (Carl Weathers), the leader of the bounty hunter guild, and Cara Dune (former MMA fighter Gina Carano), a badass mercenary.
The main villain appears to be Moff Gideon (2020 Emmy nominee Giancarlo Esposito), a former Imperial officer who covets Baby Yoda for unknown reasons.
Gideon wields the Darksaber, a legendary weapon important to Djarin’s Mandalorian people. It’s unclear how Gideon got the laser sword, and Esposito has said that the Darksaber’s backstory will be a “key” to Season 2.
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