'The Mandalorian' — Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming Disney+ Documentary

The new documentary series, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, will hold a special premiere on the Disney+ streaming service during Star Wars Day. Take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover how the music and special effects were made for the space drama.

With the first episode scheduled to air on May 4, Star Wars fans will learn tidbits about the popular sci-fi show. Never-before-seen footage will be presented throughout the eight-episode docuseries. Roundtable conversations with the cast and crew will be conducted by executive producer Jon Favreau, according to CNN.

Set within the Star Wars Universe, The Mandalorian follows the western space adventures of a mysterious bounty hunter. Nicknamed "Mando" by his criminal associates, the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) was hired to seek out The Child and bring the valuable asset back to his client. After rescuing the Child, the Mandalorian soon became a potential target for other hunters as a bounty was placed on his own head.

The show was one of the new streaming platform's first breakaway hits, with The Child itself quickly becoming a part of the American zeitgeist. It's no small wonder that Favreau and his team leapt at the chance to share the world they spent so long creating in a more in depth way with this docu-series.

Baby Yoda
"The Child" in 'The Mandalorian' Lucasfilm / Disney

In a statement, executive producer Jon Favreau said, "Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian is an opportunity for fans of the show to take a look inside and get to see a different perspective, and perhaps a greater understanding, of how The Mandalorian came together and some of the incredibly talented contributors throughout Season 1."

"We had a great experience making the show and we're looking forward to sharing it with you," said Favreau.

Thanks to social media, and the resemblance to the Master Jedi, the Child earned its nickname as "Baby Yoda." Perhaps the docuseries will tease what the Child's real name is before the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian.

During the early morning hours of April 23, Disney unveiled the poster and trailer on social media, ahead of the documentary's premiere. The Disney Gallery poster featured the masked bounty hunter in full gear. But this isn't a typical shot from the action-packed TV show. Notice in the background how the camera is rigged to an elevated platform.

Disney Gallery: #TheMandalorian, an Original Series, starts streaming May the 4th, only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/j6gu5EJNQE

— Disney (@Disney) April 23, 2020

Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed the fourth episode of the sci-fi drama, appears in the roundtable discussion with fellow Mandalorian directors Rick Famuyiwa, Taika Waititi, and Deborah Chow. With more Star Wars projects in the works, Chow will be handling directing duties for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, starring Ewan McGregor.

As seen above, the trailer footage starts off by Howard stating, "So much of this process is about the problem-solving and making breakthroughs."

Not only do the directors talk about the filmmaking process, the actors on the show have their own lively discussion as well. The man behind the helmet, Pedro Pascal, appears with former MMA fighter Gina Carano and Rocky star, Carl Weathers.

If you're looking for something cute to distract you, catch a glimpse of how the special effects team move the adorable head and eyes of the animatronic Baby Yoda. The adorable little thing is covered up in his crib. You just want to pick up the fake child and say, "Awww!"