The Star Wars fandom has been fractured ever since The Last Jedi. People have staked out strong and definitive opposing camps as to what Star Wars should and shouldn't be.
But one thing that I think most Star Wars fans agree upon is that The Mandelorian is great.
The first season exceeded all of my expectations as to what the show could be and got my award for Best TV Drama for the year. This trailer teases more excellence.
The heart of the show is the bond between our main anti-hero and the Child. It is an odd and unlikely pairing that is both endearing and dramatic. And this trailer puts that relationship at the center of everything.
The opening shot is fantatic, with Din Djarin's ship limping along, struggling to get to the planet ahead. It portends the struggles and dangers our heroes will face. Their success is not guaranteed. We saw the return of Cara Dune and Greef Carga. We saw a return to Tatooine and perhaps some Jedi spying on the heroes. And we saw a LOT of stormtroopers.
My favorite part, though, is when the Child understands that horrible violence is about to happen and hides in his shell.
I cannot wait for this new season.