The Mandalorian season 3 release schedule — episode dates and times

Baby Yoda eating a cookie in The Mandalorian
(Image credit: Lucasfilm)

Now that we're in the beginning of The Mandalorian season 3 episode release schedule, we're hoping that confusion has been nullified. The powers that be, if you're unaware, decided to release episodes of the Disney Plus series on a different day than normal.

That said, we haven't had new Mandalorian episodes since December 2020. So I'm guessing many won't remember how this series used to drop on Fridays. Eager to see the first episode early, I watched right after I woke up, and found that The Mandalorian season 3 premiere let me down.

Also, The Mandalorian is one of the many shows that arrives overnight, not airing at a specific time of the day. This is a bit frustrating for the terminally online folks among us, as we spend the whole day dodging spoilers if we don't watch as we wake. And when episodes last 30 to 50 minutes, that's a lot of your morning ritual time to dedicate.

And, just to get you in the right frame of mind to watch The Mandalorian season 3, the details are rather simple. The titular Mandalorian Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) is seeking redemption on his home planet of Mandalore, as he's made the cardinal sin of removing his helmet (which he did for Grogu). 

Most recently, Mando, Grogu and Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) went off to find The Mythic Waters for a key part of Djarin's redemption with the Mandalorians. And while Kryze is helping, she still wants the Darksaber that Mando won by defeating Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) and there's a big threat looming on the horizon.

Here's everything we know about The Mandalorian season 3 release schedule:

When do The Mandalorian season 3 episodes come out?

The Mandalorian season 3 releases weekly, with one episode per week on Wednesdays. While Disney Plus has yet to publish a full schedule, past is precedent enough for us to sketch out a likely release schedule for the season, which begins on March 1st (and should end on April 19th).

Here's the weekly schedule:

  • The Mandalorian season 3 episode 1 — March 1
  • The Mandalorian season 3 episode 2 — March 8
  • The Mandalorian season 3 episode 3 — March 15
  • The Mandalorian season 3 episode 4 — March 22
  • The Mandalorian season 3 episode 5 — March 29
  • The Mandalorian season 3 episode 6 — April 5
  • The Mandalorian season 3 episode 7 — April 12
  • The Mandalorian season 3 episode 8 — April 19

What time do The Mandalorian season 3 episodes hit Disney Plus?

Every new Disney Plus episode typically arrives at 12 a.m. PT / 3 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. GMT / 7 p.m. AEDT. 

Some claim episodes can drop a little earlier than expected, so we'd start checking half an hour or so before then. If you're awake at that hour, that is.

Since the Disney Plus pricing has recently changed, you now can choose between a pricier ad-free tier ($10.99 per month) and the new Disney Plus Basic, an ad-supported tier ($7.99 per month).

Do we know The Mandalorian season 3 episode lengths?

So far, they've been varied slightly. Episode 1 ran 37 minutes and episode 2 ran 44 minutes.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.