Game of what, now? All that matters at this point in time is, “Is it Friday yet?” If you’re a Disney+ subscriber, you’ll definitely be familiar of the fact that Friday nights are now sacred simply due to the fact that the next episode of The Mandalorian will be airing.
It’s no surprise that the Disney+’s new Star Wars spinoff TV series on the enigmatic bounty hunter has been a smash hit since its launch on November 12.
According to globally-renowned analytics firm, Parrot Analytics, The Mandalorian is currently the most in-demand TV series in the world (via Business Insider).
The update came on December 1, halfway through the 8-episode run. In just four episodes, The Mandalorian has bested the likes of Netflix’s Stranger Things, which was dethroned after being 21 weeks at the top in the US, as well as HBO’s Game of Thrones and Westworld, as well as Amazon’s The Boys.
We’re not sure if it’s because of Baby Yoda, Baby Yoda memes, (unofficial) Baby Yoda merch, Pedro Pascal, the possible return of [spoiler], the toys, or the fact that it’s strategically released so close to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, or all of the above. But whatever Disney has been doing, it has worked tremendously (though we’re pretty sure it’s just Baby Yoda).
With just three more episodes to air (which also nicely converges with the theatrical release of The Rise of Skywalker), The Mandalorian is sure to raise the bar for TV series even further.
As the weapon-worshipping Mandalorians put it:
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.