Disney+ to launch with two episodes of 'The Mandalorian'

Tom Butler
Senior Editor
The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) in Lucasfilm’s THE MANDALORIAN.

Disney's new streaming service will launch in the UK with the first two episodes of new Star Wars series The Mandalorian.

All original series on the new streaming platform will have episode one available at launch and new episodes will be released weekly, and available on the service every Friday at 8am.

But to celebrate the launch, two episodes of The Mandalorian will be available on 24 March, with the third released on 27 March.

The final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will also be available on Disney+, with the first two episodes streaming at launch.

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Two more episodes will be released every Friday, from 27 March. From 17 April, one episode will be released weekly, in line with the US.

A still from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (Disney+)

Disney+, which is poised to rival Netflix and Amazon, will be home to films and shows from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic, as well as Disney, when it launches in the UK on Tuesday.

It will feature more than 500 films and more than 300 series, including 600 episodes of The Simpsons and 26 original series and movies such as High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The World According To Jeff Goldblum, Lady and the Tramp and The Imagineering Story.

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The Star Wars spin-off has been the biggest hit so far for the streaming service since its launch in the US.

The story of a lone helmeted gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, played by Pedro Pascal, features the internet phenomenon Baby Yoda, officially known as The Child.

The pint-sized green, big-eared creature has become a viral hit since the series aired in the US.

Disney+ will launch in the UK on 24 March.

Fans can currently subscribe to Disney+ for the introductory price of £49.99. This pre-launch offer for the annual subscription is only available until 23 March 2020, and is equivalent to £4.17 per month.

Full details and information on how to subscribe are available on Disneyplus.com. Standard pricing at launch is confirmed at £5.99 per month, or £59.99 for an annual subscription.