The release date for The Mandalorian season 2 has finally been announced and, since the news emerged, reactions from fans have come pouring in...

When it first hit screens, The Mandalorian completely won over viewers.

The original sci-fi spin-off series, set in the Star Wars universe, drew in significant praise from fans.

The series is set 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, best known for playing Claire Dearing in Jurassic World, The Mandalorian offers Star Wars fans a tantalizing new live-action spin-off of the beloved franchise.

And it was the first of its kind on the platform.

The Mandolorian well and truly keeps the franchise alive - offering what many are describing as a "gritter" take on the universe.

The show chronicles the story of a galactic bounty hunter, Dyn Jarren.

Boasting an impressive cast including the likes of Narcos' Pedro Pascal in the leading role, viewers watch as Dyn attempts to survive in the aftermath of the Empire’s collapse.

The show takes a much darker approach than other Star Wars spinoffs.

Far from the authority of the New Republic, we get to see the adventures of the lone gunfighter as he reaches the outer edges of the universe. Meaning we're bound to see some new, never-seen-before locales.

Though we still got see the odd Storm Trooper...

via: Lucasfilm

Because what would a Star Wars spin-off be without them?

And we get introduced to baby Yoda...

He's arguably been the star of the show, with the internet completely gushing over him since the show's debut. Let's be honest, he's adorable.

After its premiere, critics were typing away to award the show glowing reviews.

Writing for Forbes, Dani Di Placido said: "Only two episodes in, and The Mandalorian already feels more authentic, more Star Wars, than any of Disney's film sequels. "The Mandalorian is slightly darker than what we're used to, yet undeniably goofy, packed with peculiar creatures, gunfights that end in disintegrations, and environments that feel like Ralph McQuarrie concept art brought to life."

The show has earnt an impressive score of 8.8 on imdb.

It well and truly had fans hooked and has completely taken over pop-culture since it hit screens.

And it seems fans can't get enough, with some branding the show a "masterpiece."

Many have been saying that the show trumps all the other Star Wars spin-offs, creating a quintessential Star Wars tone that mirrors that of the classics. Sadly, however, that hasn't been the case for the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, which people are saying completely copied another popular film... Read more at the end.

The show's profound success recently reached new heights...

The Mandalorian has officially dethroned Stranger Things as the top streaming TV show in the U.S.

It was an impressive achievement.

Stranger Things enjoyed twenty-one consecutive weeks at the top of Parrot Analytics' weekly list of the most in-demand original streaming shows in the U.S. but The Mandalorian appears to have already surpassed it.

Now that season 1 has wrapped up...

After an epic finale, fans have been desperate to find out what the future of the show will look like.

So, what can we expect from season 2?

Throughout season 1, we got a glimpse into Mandalorian’s childhood, which was set sometime around the Clone Wars - paving the way for a more detailed look into Mando’s past.

The Mandalorian managed to steer clear of the usual tropes like cameos, but it seems there may be a change in direction for the next offering...

According to Deadline: “Insiders have hinted that several established characters from the Skywalker saga’s feature films mythology will make appearances" in season 2.

But there's one new detail that has surfaced, and fans are massively divided over it...

... The possible return of Darth Maul.

It all started when 2 of the actors who played him weighed in on the show.

Ray Park posted of himself in the Darth Maul makeup on Instagram, along with the caption: "Meet me on Dathomir" SITH LIFE! #maul #soloastarwarsstory #starwars #thephantommenace #darthmaul #sith #sithrule #sithlife #raypark #action #darkside." But that wasn't all...

Sam Witwer then took to Twitter to directly reference The Mandalorian.

His tweet was, of course, a reference to the Darksaber. The fact that both actors weighed in on the show led many to speculate the return of the infamous villain for the show's second offering.

But how would his return even be possible?

Well, he has cheated death before, so it wouldn't be off the table. Even if it's just a brief flashback, it would certainly be a hook for the new season.

And that's not the only season 2 related news...

We finally have a release date.

The news was announced today.

And reactions have already come pouring in.

Mark your calendars...

The Mandalorian season 2 will start streaming on October 30 on Disney +. In other Star Wars news, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker has experienced backlash after many have said it has copied another smash hit movie. Keep scrolling to see why.