The Mandalorian season 3, episode 1 release date, time, channel, and plot

After a two-year hiatus that seemed to last forever, The Mandalorian is set for a triumphant return in March. The groundbreaking show proved that the Star Wars franchise could work just as well, if not better, on the small screen than in theaters, and helped pave the way for successful follow-up series like The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobiand the extraordinary Andorra.

Because it’s been so long, viewers may have forgotten specific details about the show or where and when to watch it. Digital Trends is here with a handy guide to The Mandalorian season 3, including which episode airs, when it’s streaming, plot details, trailers, and more.

When will episode 1 of The Mandalorian season 3 be released?

Episode 1 of The Mandalorian season 3 already now streaming.

What time does The Mandalorian season 3 episode 1 start streaming?

Episode 1 of The Mandalorian season 3 airs at midnight PT/3 am ET.

What is episode 1 of The Mandalorian season 3 about?

A poster for The Mandalorian season 3.

Episode 1 is titled Chapter 17 or The Apostate and follows the recently reunited Din Djarin and Grogu as they travel to Mandalore, the war-torn Mandalorian planet of yesteryear. We don’t know much about the episode, but trust that there will be some great Grogu action and some Darksaber business.

Here is the official plot synopsis for season 3 of the The Mandalorian: “The Mandalorian travels through Star Wars galaxy continues. Once a solitary hunter, Din Djarin was also associated with the Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.

Now that the episode is over, do you have any questions about what happened? Digital Trends answers 5 burning questions you may have afterwards The Mandalorian season 3 episode 1.

Can I watch a trailer for episode 1 of The Mandalorian season 3?

No. The best we can do is a trailer for the entire season:

Who will star in episode 1 of The Mandalorian season 3?

According to IMDb, the episode stars Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian/Din Djarin, Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon, Katee Sackoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, Carl “Action Jackson” Weathers as Greef Karga, Amy Sedaris as Peli Motto, Emily Swallow as Armorer , Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Captain Carson Teva, Omid Abtahi as Dr. Pershing, and Christopher Lloyd as an unknown character. The episode was directed by Rick Famuyiwa.

How long is episode 1 of The Mandalorian season 3?

Episode 1 of The Mandalorian season 3 ran about 35 minutes.

How many episodes are there in The Mandalorian season 3?

Four bounty hunters look ahead to The Mandalorian season 3.

There are eight episodes of The Mandalorian season 3. It matches the episode count of each season 1 and 2.

Should I watch The Book of Boba Fett before The Mandalorian season 3?

Yes! Especially episodes 5, 6, and 7, which featured Din Djarin and developed his relationship with Grogu. Without watching the episodes, you may be confused as to when episode 1 is The Mandalorian season 3 begins as things have been different for Grogu and the company since season 2 ended.

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