Last week, Disney fanatics finally got to sign up for the studio's long-awaited streaming service, Disney Plus. The service boasts an impressive slate of Disney content - from gripping superhero spectacles from the Marvel Universe to classic Disney princesses, there's no shortage of content to feast your eyes on, straight from the house of the mouse.
While fans are lining up to stream classics such as Iron Man, The Jungle Book, and Tangled, it seems a new addition is standing out from the crowd. The Mandalorian, a series set in the Star Wars universe, is well and truly taking viewers by storm and proving exceptionally popular on the site - with some impressed fans branding it a "masterpiece."
Intrigued? Keep scrolling to learn more about the series that's got everyone talking.
Last week, Disney Plus finally landed.
via: Getty ImagesThe Hollywood studio bulldozed into the streaming scene with its long-awaited new service, going head to head with the likes of industry giants Netflix and Amazon.
Disney had high hopes for its streaming service, investing billions into the project.
Many weren't sure how Disney Plus would be received by fans.After all, it’s a heavily saturated market. But it truly exceeded expectations…
The service gained a whopping 10 million sign-ups in one day during last week's launch...And its success doesn't end there... According to the Daily Mail, shares in the company ended Wednesday’s trading session up 10% to $148.72 on the New York Stock Exchange, giving it a market value of roughly double that of Netflix’s.
Though it's success doesn't come as much of a surprise, as the service boasts an incredible catalog of Disney content.The service is offering subscribers unlimited downloads of some of the world’s best-loved movies and shows, such as The Lion King, Toy Story, The Simpsons, and a range of movies from the Marvel Universe.
While many subscribers have been queuing up to watch the acclaimed Disney classics...
via: imdbIt seems that a newbie is standing out from the crowd and taking viewers by storm.
The Mandalorian has completely won over viewers.
via: imdbThe original sci-fi spin-off series, set in the Star Wars universe, has been drawing in significant praise from fans, who have been eagerly digging into the first 2 episodes available on the service.
The series is set 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.
via: imdbDirected 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's the first of its kind on the platform.
via: imdbThe 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.
via: imdbBoasting an impressive star-studded 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.
via: imdbFar from the authority of the New Republic, we'll 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 it looks like we'll still see the odd Storm Trooper...
via: LucasfilmBecause what would a Star Wars spin-off be without them?
And we get introduced to baby Yoda...
via: imdbHe'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.
Don't worry, the show is packed full of the usual strange creatures...
via: imdbWe're introduced to IG-11, a droid that's the same model as IG-88 - one of the bounty hunters seen on Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer in The Empire Strikes Back. We've also caught a glimpse of an Ugnaught - the porcine species previously seen working as janitors on Cloud City in Empire Strikes Back - named Kuill, who appears to be an ally of the Mandalorian.
The premiere of the series landed on the platform's launch date - November 12.
via: imdbWith the remaining episodes set for a staggered weekly release - keeping anticipation sky high.
After its premiere, critics have been typing away to award the show glowing reviews.
The show has earnt an impressive score of 9.1 on imdb.
via: imdbConsidering only 2 episodes so far have dropped on the site, that's pretty good going.
And it seems fans can't get enough, with some branding the show a "masterpiece."
Okay, The Mandalorian is a masterpiece. Can’t wait to see where the season goes!! Great job on this one @disneyplus @themandalorian— Emily🕉 (@Emily🕉)1574004475.0
Many will be eager for more episodes to drop.
The Mandalorian is one of the greatest things I have ever watched.... I have spoken— Lorcan Wood (@Lorcan Wood)1574002778.0