Two words: Baby Yoda.
Disney+ released the first official trailer for season two of The Mandalorian and the beloved creature (technically called The Child) is front and center alongside the Mandalorian himself. In the new clip, the duo are seen traveling through the galaxy in the aftermath of the collapse of the Galactic Empire, which truthfully doesn't reveal too much about what's to come.
Eerie and suspenseful, the trailer brings viewers back to the magic of the Star Wars universe but does drop small nuggets of information that secure Baby Yoda's prominence through future storylines. In a voiceover, the bounty hunter is asked to reunite the green character "with its own kind"—a.k.a. The Jedi—to a location which he must figure out on his own.
"You expect me to search the galaxy and deliver this creature to a race of enemy sorcerer's?" the Mandalorian, played by Pedro Pascal, says, prompting a short, action-packed sequence that teases all of the intergalactic battles to come. He later notes, "Wherever I go, he goes."
In addition to Pascal, the sophomore run stars Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito, with the following stepping into the director's chair: Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez.
Season one of the series earned a whopping 15 nominations at this Sunday's 2020 Emmys, including the nod for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Esposito's Moff Gideon.
Of course, it also sparked social media frenzy with a barrage of memes praising Baby Yoda for simply existing (and sipping soup). Viewers might also recall Disney's Baby Yoda dolls sold out less than a day after becoming available for pre-order.
Season 2 of The Mandalorian premieres on October 30 on Disney+.