Get ready, Nite Owls! May the Fourth, or “Star Wars Day,” will be especially exciting this year: not only will the final episode of the animated Clone Wars series be released on Disney+, but it will be joined by Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, an eight-episode series that will take viewers behind the scenes of the first live-action Star Wars show.
The series is hosted by none other than Jon Favreau, executive producer of The Mandalorian (and director of Iron Man, the movie that launched the MCU in 2008).
According to the article posted on Star Wars.com, each episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian will explore a different element of the first season of the hit series, including the creature design, the use of practical effects and models, and the challenges associated with continuing the legacy of Star Wars creator George Lucas. The series will feature unseen behind-the-scenes footage, roundtable discussions about the Mandalorian hosted by Favreau, and interviews with the cast and crew.
After the initial episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian streams on Monday, May 4th, 2020, each of the remaining seven episodes will be released weekly, appearing each Friday on Disney+.
In addition to the premiere of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian on May 4th, the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will also be released that day. The conclusion of both the season and the series, the final episode is likely to feature a showdown between fan-favorite Force-users Ahsoka Tano and Darth Maul on Mandalore.
If you can’t wait for the release of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian on May the Fourth, consider the behind-the-scenes documentary packaged with the digital release of Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, which features a scene-by-scene exploration of the making of the movie, including an in-depth featurette on the diminutive breakout star, droid specialist Babu Frik (played by Shirley Henderson).