It is the original spin-off series that has sparked a thousand memes, more specifically thanks to ‘Baby Yoda’. And in turn, The Mandalorian has been confirmed for a second season on the overtly popular streaming platform, Disney+. During a report of the company’s earnings on Tuesday, chief Bob Iger announced the news and suggested the story line is set to include more characters and “stories in new directions”, according to Variety.
As revealed by Iger, as of Monday Disney Plus had accrued 28.6 million paying subscribers, while 65 percent of users who watched The Mandalorian had also viewed at least 10 other pieces of content on the service. The numbers prove that original content from Disney is paying off and now Iger is looking to extend Hulu, internationally – welcomed news for the likes of Australia who is yet to gain access to the exclusive content.
“We had a strong first quarter, highlighted by the launch of Disney+, which has exceeded even our greatest expectations,” Iger revealed during the earnings report. “Thanks to our incredible collection of brands, outstanding content from our creative engines and state-of-the-art technology, we believe our direct-to-consumer services, including Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu, position us well for continued growth in today’s dynamic media environment.”
Additionally, Marvel’s hotly-anticipated The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has also been teased to launch on the site in August. WandaVision is expected to hit the service in December.
Stay tuned for further developments.