The Mandalorian Season 1 on Disney+ Australia

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It’s been one of the most hyped pieces of original content to be added to the Disney+ library, and now the wait is over for Aussie Star Wars fans as you can now stream episodes of The Mandalorian Season 1 on the Disney+ app!

You might be wondering, what is The Mandalorian, and is it worth signing up to Disney+ to watch it? Well, let’s take a look at this new addition to the Star Wars universe, so you can decide if The Mandalorian makes Disney’s debut streaming service a must-have.

Sign up to Disney+

Want to watch The Mandalorian? You’ll need a subscription to Disney+ to catch this much-talked about Star Wars show. There are two plan options to choose from – a monthly subscription at $8.99 per month, or prepay for a year at $89.99 and save on the monthly cost. Both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
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Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel & National Geographic
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • 7 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $8.99 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $8.99
Advertised Cost/month
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Disney+ Logo

Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel & National Geographic
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost
  • 7 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $89.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $89.99
Advertised Cost/month
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What is The Mandalorian?

The Mandalorian is one of several Disney+ Originals available from the launch of Disney+. Set in the Star Wars universe, The Mandalorian is set in the time several years after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Still from The Mandalorian show on Disney Plus
Source: Disney

We’re introduced to the main character, The Mandalorian (with his name rumoured to be Dyn Jarren), played by Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) in a cantina-style setting. As any Star Wars fan knows, something always goes down where there is a cantina. Our main protagonist is a Mandalorian who works as a bounty hunter. Mandalorians are a group of people from the planet Mandalore, known for their iconic armour and generally work as bounty hunters and mercenaries.

The style of the show is vastly different to what you may be used to if you’ve watched any or all of the Star Wars movies. It’s been described as a Space Western-style show and it does seem to draw on many aspects of the Western genre. Like with many Star Wars assets, there are splashes of humour and enough reference to what we’ve previously seen in the Star Wars universe to still be familiar.

There are eight episodes in the first season and Disney is releasing one episode per week until the season final on December 27. The Mandalorian has already been renewed for a second season and filming is already underway.

The Mandalorian Episode 7 Australia release date

Here is the full schedule of Season 1 of The Mandalorian (due to timezones you might need to wait until the evening in Australia to sit back and watch):

  • Episode 1 & 2 — November 19
  • Episode 3 — November 22
  • Episode 4 — November 29
  • Episode 5 — December 6
  • Episode 6 — December 13
  • Episode 7 — December 18
  • Episode 8 (season final) — December 27

Should I sign up to Disney+ for The Mandalorian?

If you’re a big Star Wars fan, you might find it too hard to stay away from subscribing to Disney+. Not only will you have access to the new show (and a couple of other confirmed Disney+ Original Star Wars shows likely to arrive in the next couple of years), but you’ll have all the movies and animated shows to occupy your time. While the two big animated shows, Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels are aimed towards kids, adult Star Wars fans are also likely to find much to enjoy in these shows.

The Mandalorian is quite unlike any other Star Wars movie or show around. It does have a vastly different feel, but it does still have that familiar Star Wars aspect. The first episode is a bit of a slow burn — it’s very much introducing the protagonist and the universe in the aftermath of the fall of the Empire. If you’ve ever been curious as to what happens in the Star Wars universe after Return of the Jedi, this might give you a better understanding of the impact those events had throughout the galaxy. Plus, there is a super cute character named ‘The Child’ but now nicknamed Baby Yoda by fans and it is known to be the cutest thing to happen to Star Wars since the Porgs. We have spoken.

Official Disney still of yoda-like creature in The Mandalorian
Source: Disney

So, is the show worth watching? If you want something a bit different to the more recent Star Wars films, it’s out there. Star Wars movies and shows tend to follow similar stories of typical good guys vs typical bad guys, but this show is more of a grey area. You can’t be totally sure of the characters and their nature and where this story is going to go — and there’s only one way to find out. Other worlds and characters are introduced and it gives you an expanded look into the world of Star Wars beyond the main films. Plus, Baby Yoda is so cute you might actually cry.

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